NaPoWriMo Day:13 Be Very Superstitious

Avoid the black cats
that cross your path
and walk in your way

Don’t go under ladders
or open umbrellas indoors
those will ruin your day

These are some of the things
*knock on wood*
that will change our luck
from bad to good

A ridiculous kid’s game
skipping over cracks
an age-old superstition
not to break our mother’s backs

Delicately pick up pieces of glass
from dozens of broken mirrors
your bad luck is imminent
multiply each by 7 years

Quickly throw over the shoulder
the spilt salt raining down upon the floor
then chant a dead loved one’s name
while brushing it out the door

Yellowed pages
ripping
at the seams
stuffed with dead 4-leaf clovers

A rusty horseshoe
hanging
by one nail
above a forgotten entrance

Tucked deep inside
a worn out pocket
three balding rabbit’s feet
and five copper pennies

Be very superstitious
it is Friday the 13th.

Don’t forget to visit, share, and comment on these following poets pages as well:

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AscendingTheHills
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Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn…
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14 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day:13 Be Very Superstitious

  1. Jessica Mokrzycki says:

    This was a great poem for Friday the 13th! It’s definitely interesting thinking about all the superstitions that were so prevalent in the past and that are still around today! Great job. 🙂

    Here’s my recent poem:

    ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/2012/04/poetry-challenge-day-12.html

  2. Bella says:

    Would you believe that it wasn’t till I read your poem that I realized Friday had been the 13th! I’m glad I came out unscathed! Great poem! 🙂

Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare. -Voltaire

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