Friday, November 2, 2007

November is NaNoWriMo

It's National Novel Writing month, and I'm already behind on my word count, so I'm going to try to focus my creative writing time in that direction during November. I may post a poem occasionally when I'm procrastinating, but it won't be every day. I'll start up again in December. Click here to see how I'm doing.


  1. "Give me a Na! Give me a No! Give me a Wri! Give me a Mo!" Gooooooo Karen!

    NaNoWriMo always makes me think of Nanaimo (that's a town in British Columbia).

  2. Some poems by Benjamin Franklin:

    A man of words and not of deeds
    Is like a garden full of weeds.

    For age and want, save while you may;
    No morning sun lasts a whole day.

    Great estates may venture more,
    But little boats should keep near shore.

    Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse;
    E'er fancy you consult, consult your purse.


  3. The following is a poem I wrote while on guard duty at about 2 am in Masan Korea military compound. I was obviously having a pity party.
    I had just turned 25.

    Lonely Man
    Well my heart keeps telling me
    that out there somewhere
    there waits a girl for me.
    But God how long
    can a lonely man wait?
    The pain it's a killin me.

    I want to settle down
    and have a girl
    that loves only me.
    But God how long
    can a lonely man wait?
    It's been a quarter of a century
    and I still don't have a girl
    next to me.

    It's not just the sex
    and the lovin scene
    It's something deeper
    if you know what I mean.
    It's a happy warm feeling
    deep down inside.
    I had it once
    but somehow it died
    and I never knew
    that grown men cried.

    Repeat Chorus.

  4. The profound pathos of this poem speaks to me. :)

  5. Karen - You LOOK AWESOME!!! Love the pregnant belly! You are a beautiful beautiful mommy-to-be! (Love your hair too!) - Jocelyn