NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 23: Mango Lust


Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I was ill for almost 2 weeks 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 23:

“Today, I challenge you to write a sonnet. Traditionally, sonnets are 14-line poems, with ten syllables per line, written in iambs (i.e., with a meter in which an unstressed syllable is followed by one stressed syllable, and so on).

Mango Lust~

mango tree

I waited ‘til they were no longer green;

the sweet smell of mango had made me keen.

To savour the yellow, succulent flesh;

I was willing to gather sticks to thresh

the branches laden with fruit so heavy.

My stones caused larks to squawk in a bevy.

The sun beat down as I hunted the fruit.

My bag was ready to pick up my loot.

As the sun beat down I was soaked with sweat,

I gathered the mangoes I came to get.

I felt like Santa with my bulging bag,

the weight of my goodies caused me to lag.

My mango lust drove more pace to my feet;

at home I indulged my hunger replete.

 

© Chattinatti 2016

Mango tree 1

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