#NaPoWriMo – Day 30: “Leitmotif”




Leitmotif // by Jennifer Patino


Trying to break through your own

branching out like tree saplings,

a new brand of someone else’s

The streets have different names
but they’re all the same

The barbed wire body cage loves its

a masochistic prison sentence, living
is demanding

an end to misery, alone and on
your own

The songs have different titles,
but they’re of the same symphony

How to escape without leaving,
or permanence?

Abandonment accompaniment,
you’re still standing

in familiarity of self, and a semblance
of safety

Stay here, rejection is torturous, damp with
nuanced nervousness

It is better to be truthful and dying,
than to be a falsity, popular and flying




Well, another #NaPoWriMo has come & gone. I’m pretty happy with the work I’ve done this month considering I had a lot of days where I really didn’t feel like writing or doing much of anything. Now it’s vacation time! I may post a few older pieces this week but I won’t be focusing on any new writing for another week or so. I’ll be going on some adventures this week so I’m sure to gather some new inspiration. I have enjoyed participating in National Poetry Writing Month & plan to join in on the #OctPoWriMo fun again later this year. I am so happy to have found new poets to read here on WordPress, & have very much enjoyed all of the #NaPo poems from others that I have been honored to read. I’ll be sharing a new post within the next couple of days as well. I have some publishing news, & it’s been awhile since I’ve written a personal update. Happy reading & writing, everyone! I hope your week is lovely. ❀



14 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo – Day 30: “Leitmotif”

  1. i can’t believe that i missed all your poetry in april! somehow, even though i’m following you, i only just got your may post to my reader…now i’m looking at your site and see all of these amazing poems for napowrimo. i’m going to have to read them all of may and savor them…

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  2. Congrats on completing another NaPo!! As usual, your poetry has been a feast. Sorry it has taken me a bit to catch up, lots of random nonsense over here this month πŸ˜‰

    It’s rubbish that you have been feeling bad, but I am so excited for you guys having a friend to visit πŸ™‚ Hope you all have THE best time, and I am sending you lots of hugs and smiles (and some cooler weather. We Scots have lots to spare!!)

    Much love,

    Monty xxx

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