#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 7

Hi everyone! Today is day seven of the national poetry month competition.

Here’s my offering >>>


[Instructions:] Write a poem that argues against, or somehow questions, a proverb or saying. They say that “all cats are black at midnight,” but really? Surely some of them remain striped. And maybe there is an ill wind that blows some good. Perhaps that wind just has some mild dyspepsia.  

Pixelated profile of face and head with back of head dissolving away
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“Absence makes the heart grow fonder”


They say absence makes the heart grow fonder

Even as you roam and wander

Further and further from sight, and mind, and me

Alas, your face got lost in the fog of my faulty memory!


Have a wonderful day, everyone, and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day Eight on the NaPoWriMo 30 Day Poetry Challenge 🙂 


© Harmony Kent 2022


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john howell

This one made me laugh. Nice job, Harmony.

D.L. Finn, Author

I agree it can get lost in that fog
Well done, Harmony 🙂

Annette Rochelle Aben

Lost in the fog… I smiled big here and wondered how many memories are fogged over when thinking about me! HA!


I love your poem! 🙂


Totally get what you are saying here 🙂 suffering from the same affliction ..loved it


Fog. May it part because in there you will find it. I love this. thanks for sharing.


What a whimsical take on the prompt…love this..

Jan Sikes

I love this, Harmony. That’s a great saying to tackle and you did a fantastic job!

Staci Troilo

Loved it, Harmony!


I’ve always wondered about that phrase, and you’ve provided the answer. Well done, Harmony. I love this poem! 😊

Yvette M Calleiro

Haha! This is awesome, Harmony! I’ve heard that proverb with an attachment. Absence makes the heart grow fonder…of someone else. 😉 Great poem! 🙂

Joan Hall

I love it, Harmony! (Coming from a person who certainly has a faulty memory!)


Ooooh, excellent!

Priscilla Bettis

So true, Harmony. Nice poem!

Mae Clair

Oooh, I really like that, Harmony! Very nicely done! 🙂