#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 21

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-One of the national poetry month competition. Two-thirds of the way through, already!

Here’s my offering >>>


[Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-One … Write a poem in which you first recall someone you used to know closely but are no longer in touch with, then a job you used to have but no longer do, and then a piece of art that you saw once and that has stuck with you over time. Finally, close the poem with an unanswerable question.


Woman, Girl, Fashion, Female, People, Portrait
Image courtesy of Pixabay: https://pixabay.com/photos/woman-girl-fashion-female-people-7115624/

A Set of Haikus



intimate we used to be

shadow stalked constant

’til I shone light on you—shame


a hat, dress, and uniform

don’t forget the mask

nurse’s emotions hidden


the picture you painted stuck

changed my entire life

though only words in a book


from birth we commence a course

but never do know

do we live or do we die?



I hope you enjoyed my efforts to address these questions poetically. Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Twenty-Two on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂 


© Harmony Kent 2022


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Roberta Eaton Cheadle

HI Harmony, this is a great response to the prompt. Well done.

john howell

Well done, Harmony. This was a tough one.

D.L. Finn, Author

I like this set of haikus, Harmony. You brought so much into it, amazing.

sonia dogra

Harmony I’m amazed at how you ace different forms every single day. Kudos!

Molly Shea

I enjoyed these very much.

Annette Rochelle Aben

You handled this brilliantly!


Another gem, Harmony. Amazing — do we live or do we die. 💗

Yvette M Calleiro

Your question is quite powerful, Harmony! 🙂

Jan Sikes

You covered this complex prompt brilliantly, Harmony. I love it!

Mae Clair

Wow, you really nailed that challenge, Harmony. Fabulous Haikus!


The nurse with the mask sure stuck with me.

Joan Hall

Another fab set of Haiku, Harmony. You’re really churning out the poems this month.