How To Feel Better

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 23
“For today’s prompt, write an instructional poem. Your poem could be a set of instructions, or be from the perspective of the teacher or the student. Ironically, there are no instructions for writing an instructional poem (until somebody writes one!).”

Want to feel better?

-Take a walk, be attentive. Do not
walk as if in training for a marathon.
-Read an absorbing book, and enter it.
-Sketch–does not matter if you can or cannot.
Flow of pen or pencil will relax you.
-Write. Yes you can! Creativity
is an antidote to boredom.
-No energy? Work out at the gym. You will
leave feeling renewed.
-If you pass a flower with an intoxicating
scent, stop and breathe in that sweetness.

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 23

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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