NaPoWriMo–R is for…



Religious little prig.

That was me.


Rigid, inflexible, as I’d been taught,

my Pharisee mind sat and judged.


Rules were made to follow,

and this guy broke ‘em all.


Nikki was a what?

You met her where?

She was doing what, with a what?

Grind? Your body?

A funky time?

The Lord is coming soon?

Yes, He is…but in your mouth that’s blasphemy.

Wait…it means what??


Ridiculous, though, because the


and because the


and because the

nasty voice

and the

naughty riff

and the

devastating hook

and the


and why do I know all his songs?


Made this white righteous girl

shake her ass in public view…




that he was.


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Prince, L.A. Forum, 2011


This post is a blend of the A to Z Blog Challenge and NaPoWriMo.  To read other A to Z bloggers, click here. Today’s poem is off prompt, for possibly obvious reasons.  It holds to the day’s prompt from The Poet’s Billow.

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6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo–R is for…

  1. Well done. I never had the religious baggage to deal with – I had an uptight Victorian-influenced family code instead. Same result. I used to listen to him with the radio turned way down low. I loved what Cheryl Strayed said in tribute to him, that he taught her the power of the forbidden word spoken. He definitely tapped into the primal and the visceral.

Overheard at a kiln: "The main teaching of all religions is, don't be a dick." You heard the man--comment away, know...

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