April’s Arrival- first poem for NaBloPoMo

 April brings memories upon memories for me: Technicolor detail of the last week of one of my best friends’ life. Is it any wonder I have a half-wish to sleep through it and wake up in May? Of course, I will be fine once this week is over, but that’s little consolation, as I have to get there first.

April’s Arrival

For some it arrives with hardly a whisper
Another month, the bringer of Spring
For me, it arrives well before
Accompanied by a siren song

Keep away from the rocks
Don’t let the memories engulf you
Don’t let it claim you
You are stronger than you know

April brings Easter
brings sorrow
brings memories
April brings a desire to curl up and sleep through

All the while, I know I can’t
I must trudge on,
And brace myself
For April’s arrival.  


Wishing you peace and strength on your journeys,

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About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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2 Responses to April’s Arrival- first poem for NaBloPoMo

  1. claudsy says:

    I like it, Casey. I, too, have trouble with this month. Perhaps that’s why I chose to begin it with frivolity. My loss, though nearly thirty years old, still draws tears when April showers. It gets easier, but never gets forgotten. Take care and God bless.

  2. Very well executed! And I am sure that you’ll get through April just fine… remember to keep breathing. One breath after another, and it will be over soon!

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