30-Day Poetry Challenge: Day 17

Is it me or this year’s challenge flying by?! What the hay??

Day 17: De-personification – Often in poems, authors will give animate qualities to inanimate objects to add color to an image or scene. See if you can write a poem about something animate (like a person, an animal, or an insect) and describe him/her/it using inanimate objects.

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He stands totem-like
unflinching and unchanging 
to the world around him,
wooden

wooden in nature,
wooden in beliefs,
wooden. 

Unlike the branches he was formed from,
he does not bend, 
but he does not break, either. 

Stoically he smugly stands,
upright,
unfaltering,
un-adapting,
unknowing
that the joke 
is engrained within him. 

NMM

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I am an editor, writer and New Yorker who has ink for blood and the blog name + tattoo to prove it. Also of note: I follow more dogs than people on Instagram. This is my blog about reading, writing and absolutely no 'rithmetic because I am horrendous at math.
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