Mother’s Choices: Two Kimo*


Mother’s Choices: Two Kimo*
(A poem for the strongest woman I call Nanay)

She gave birth to a baby she called Rose.
Loving beyond borders, walls.
She somehow made the right choice.

Miles from home she ran with the man she loves.
Her beating heart overruled.
Her innocence captured.

©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

Photo credit: Unsplash

In response to Napowrimo Day 28. (yes, I’m catching up! :D)


And now, for our prompt (optional, as always). Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that tells a story. But here’s the twist – the story should be told backwards. The first line should say what happened last, and work its way through the past until you get to the beginning. Now, the story doesn’t have to be complicated (it’s probably better if it isn’t)!


The Kimo is an Israeli version of the haiku, found at Poetry Kaleidoscope. There should be no movement in the imagery.

The Kimo is:

  • a tristich, a 3 line poem.
  • syllabic 10-7-6 syllables per line.
  • unrhymed.

Read more of my Napowrimo 2016 poems here!