NaPoWriMo Poetry Day 20: The Time Thief

Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I have been ill for 11 days and was not feeling creative. I saved the prompts and will be posting my poems simply because I like to finish what I start 🙂  (If you still read them, I’m most appreciative!) ❤

NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 20:

Prompt: Today’s prompt comes to us from Vince Gotera, who suggests a prompt very much in keeping with our poet in translation, a “kenning” poem. Kennings were riddle-like metaphors used in the Norse sagas. Basically, they are ways of calling something not by its actual name, but by a sort of clever, off-kilter description — for example, the sea would be called the “whale road.” Today, I challenge you to think of a single thing or person (a house, your grandmother, etc), and then write a poem that consists of kenning-like descriptions of that thing or person.

Here is my attempt at a Kenning Poem:


The Time Thief-


It appears innocent enough

with its

deceptive usage.

It keeps you in touch with family and friends

and is very handy in the case of emergencies.

It’s supposed to be a convenience;

however, it has crossed into the realm of being

a necessity…well at least for

lots of people.

It has merged many devices

into one

and thus increased our dependency on it.

Modern day technology;

it’s heralded as being

possibly the most popular communication tool.

However, I prefer

the Time Thief.


© Chattinatti 2016

Mobile phone clock



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