Day 7 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/ Sunday Photo Fiction: Poem – Wrapped Refrain (2) – “Live Eagerly” #amwriting #poetry #NaPoWriMo #AtoZChallenge #flashfiction

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge prompt is to write a poem about luck & fortuitousness. The A to Z Challenge GoodReads quote is from an author whose name begins with the letter F. 


Credit: A Mixed Bag


I think we consider too much the luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. —Franklin D. Roosevelt


You can see them swooping from the trees up high, they hope they’ll —

Find a tiny morsel, a scrap of food to eat, to sway —

Nature in their favour to —

Live another busy day through. 

Birds hoping to find worms to eat, 

Survival filled with such screeching

Wings drifting on the wind, their tweets now satisfied they ate —

Today was a lucky day, a game of chance they’re sated


Fortune favours the brave so they say, but is it the brave —

Who triumph or their prey, having such a terrible bad day? 

However, we try, birds diving, 

Can’t save the fish from dying

The birds eat, fish already gone. 

Bad luck today, forever they’re gone. 

In the cliffs in the distance, I watch birds swiftly fly, 

Plunging, gliding higher, for soon they’ll be prey in sky.


For fortune knows, on certain days we win and on others —

We lose, so the birds they’re a meal ticket too, so discovered, 

By bigger birds with talons sharp, 

By the ocean’s creature’s smart. 

Waiting for the birds to dive low, 

Then gulping them down, never slow. 

Call it the circle of life but it’s a necessary

You can see them, so survive while you can, live eagerly



©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

8 thoughts on “Day 7 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/ Sunday Photo Fiction: Poem – Wrapped Refrain (2) – “Live Eagerly” #amwriting #poetry #NaPoWriMo #AtoZChallenge #flashfiction

  1. Sunday Fiction April 9, 2017 / 6:32 am

    That is a great poem Mandi. Roosevelt’s quote reminds me of another

    “The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese”

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    • mandibelle16 April 9, 2017 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Al, that’s a good quote for sure. Very true in this world. I’m glad you liked the poem. Trying to put some of the prompts together so it cuts down on how many posts I’d have to do individually. So, poems for all April SPF 🙂

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      • Sunday Fiction April 11, 2017 / 4:52 am

        I look forward to the rest 🙂 With the challenge of NaNaNaNa, there can’t be a lot of time for much else.

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