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Day 9 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/100 Word Wednesday: Poem – Ninefold – “The Fight for Air” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZchallenge #poetry #amwriting #100WordWednesday


Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is a nine line poem of any form. For A to Z Challenge were looking for a GoidReads quote beginning with the letter H (first or last name) and the picture below comes from Bikurgurl for #100WordWednesday.

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Credit: Bikurgurl

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I can’t say what my first thought was as I sunk below the surface, because it was mostly a string of four-letter words” —Rachel Hawkins

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I’ve always been scared to swim in lakes, 

Who knows, what’s creeping below? 

Something skims my leg, I shriek loudly. 

Yet I wonder if I’m feeling fish, 

Or if I’m imagining some creature,

Whose bite, takes me below the surface.

Then I’m struggling, lunging for air, 

If only I can make it towards —

Luminious eternity shocks. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

19 thoughts on “Day 9 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge/100 Word Wednesday: Poem – Ninefold – “The Fight for Air” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZchallenge #poetry #amwriting #100WordWednesday”

    1. Yeah that is gross. I don’t do it because my skin is usually allergic to something in lake water, I tend to get some kind of rash or hives. Chlorine pools are even worse though. Salt water is fine 🙂 Thanks for reading

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      1. Well I mean like just are regular public pools are saltwater. They don’t really feel different just no chlorine reaction. However, there are mineral pools with salt where you just float. Those are very cool unless you stick your head under, then your eyes burn. After, you really have to shower off b/c you are covered in minerals. One in Saskatchewan in Canada is actually a lake but they have a heated pool/hot tub near by. I think the Dead Sea would be similar in Jordan in the Middle East. 🙂

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