Lystria’s Ballad


Okay, so technically this is NOT a NaPoWriMo selection, nor is it anything I normally do today. My Timehop app reminded me of a time 5 years ago when I wrote a sonnet for my perennial World of Warcraft character, Lystria Densine. As you might have guessed, The True Lystria (and my WordPress screen name) came from her!

Since then I’ve just become that anime guy, and I don’t play much in the way of video games anymore. But if you wanted to know of a time when I was more depressed and less focused on what I wanted to do with my life, here’s the sonnet that I unearthed from my Faceboook account!

Continue reading

NaPoWriMo: Final Thoughts (Day I don’t know)


[Three days left, and I haven’t posted on this blog since April 21. Due to hitting Real Life, I’ve decided to stop prematurely and throw in the proverbial towel. Here’s my last submission.]


I come to realize

A lot of what I say,

A lot of what I write,

Comes out naturally

Like free-written prose.


Thirty poems in thirty days?

I may have accomplished my goal

Weeks ago.

But who’s counting?

What I Say (Day 20)


What I say

Is not always what I think.

What I do

Is not always what I say.

How I feel

Does not always reflect what I do.

And what my mind wants

Is not always what my heart wants.

I am human,

And humans are inherently unpredictable.

Rose Cliches (Day 19)


Someone once said:

“It is easy to love a rose, but a great deal more to love a leaf…”

Why can’t I love both?

I can, can I not?


Dali once said:

“The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose

Was obviously a poet;

The first to repeat it was probably an idiot.”

Well, idiots can be loved too, right?


I say:

“Roses are red, violets are blue…”

But these are clich├ęs,

And don’t accurately define you.

Roses in my garden.

Roses in my garden.