NaPoWriMo Day 3: Today’s prompt (optional, as always) asks you to make use of our resource for the day. First, make a list of ten words. You can generate this list however you’d like – pull a book  off the shelf and find ten words you like, name ten things you can see from where you’re sitting, etc. Now, for each word, use Rhymezone to identify two to four similar-sounding or rhyming words. For example, if my word is “salt,” my similar words might be “belt,” “silt,” “sailed,” and “sell-out.”

Once you’ve assembled your complete list, work on writing a poem using your new “word bank.” You don’t have to use every word, of course, but try to play as much with sound as possible, repeating  sounds and echoing back to others using your rhyming and similar words.



Tik-tok, tik-tok,

Mind always focused on the clock

From dawn to dusk, a race against time

To relentlessly chase success, the only prime

Humans, after all we are,

From God, we believe we aren’t too far!



Humans evolved remarkably over generations

And humanity? Well that’s worth a consideration

Aware we are, of our jurisdiction and obligations,

Even repercussions of our denial- the colossal ramifications

Yet stuck in the maze of time, we play a game of allegations

To leverage our time on earth”, being our only justification



We challenge our limits, surpassing all stipulations

Exploiting sovereignty of nature, in the name of globalization

Well, here we are today, witnessing outcome of our actions

Our liberty seized by the tiniest of creation

Do we still intend to continue this game of civilization?

Wouldn’t God be ashamed of his so-called supreme creation?



It’s time we realize, we aren’t invincible

Let’s respect other creatures, make this world more livable

Let’s invest in experiences and garner beautiful memories

Invoking the wrath of nature may invite more miseries

Let’s be more humane and renounce toxic obsessions

For once, can humans, practice some regression?


©Vandana Bhasin