How to

Day One of NaPoWriMo. The prompt:

[W]rite poems that provide the reader with instructions on how to do something.


how to

How To

There’s so many things I’ve yet to learn,
like where and why and what and who.
So who said what, why is it where
most try to teach “how to?”

How to fall in love;
how to win it back.
How to lose the oaf
when his façade cracks.

How to earn big bucks
quick and easily,
how to file the forms
for your bankruptcy.

How to win respect from
those you disdain,
how to show concern
with sympathy feigned.

I won’t tell you how
to live your life.
It takes patience, care
and sometimes strife.

But I’ll gladly show how
to change your and my luck
with just four installments
of twenty bucks.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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16 Responses to How to

  1. Peggy Lemmer says:

    Love it!

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  2. This is funny! I wrote a ‘how not to’ poem.

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  3. lifelessons says:

    Ha..plenty of those folks around, especially on the internet. Well done.

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  4. I love the first stanza the most. Keeping the twenty bucks though… 😉

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