National Poetry Month, My First of (I hope) 30 poems

I received the following announcement from WordPress:

Calling all poets! April is National Poetry Writing Month — NaPoWriMo for short. Modeled after National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), NaPoWriMo is an annual project encouraging poets to write one poem each day in April.

The announcement goes on to say:

For more inspiration, visit the NaPoWriMo website throughout the month — Maureen posts daily prompts to give you an extra boost.

Tag your poems with NaPoWriMo so other participants and the rest of the WordPress.com community can find your posts in the Reader. We’re excited to follow along and will share our favorites at the end of the month.

I decided to follow the first day’s prompt suggesting building a poem around the first line of another poem and here are the results. Enjoy.

With Respect to E.E. Cummings
 
anyone lived in a pretty how town
dying the day he was born
everyone up saw anyone down
and noone had time to mourn 
 
through life he died and death he lived
and grew none every day
sun's rays through rain sieved
kept anyone's life at bay
 
someone loved anyone yet
more than any other could
somehow someone could not forget
that anytime anyone would
 
so someone married anyone
and anyone's any day life
became a something to someone
became a he and a wife
 
time came, time went, 
sometimes, time stood still
on borrowed time was time lent
on wasted time to kill
 
someone loved anyone yet
anything comes not from nothing
so everything anyone tried to forget
from nothingness turned into something
 
so anyone died in a pretty how town
leaving the day that he came
and someone cried anyone down
and noone was ever the same
 
 
Chuck Miceli
April 1, 2013
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