Quaff like a Kingpin

Day 7 of NaPoWriMo 2020

Photo by Lance Anderson on Unsplash

Quaff like a Kingpin

April seventh is National Beer Day.
Have you tried the best craft beer?
Have a cold El Chapo cerveza today.
Imbibe like you’re a Mexican kingpin.

Have you tried the best craft beer?
El Chapo is a lager made of the best ingredients.
Imbibe like you’re a Mexican kingpin.
Made of the choicest malt, rice with a touch of honey.

El Chapo is a lager made of best ingredients.
It is sold in every fine bar and restaurant,
Made of the choicest malt, rice with a touch of honey
Quaff El Chapo, acquire super-power of prison break!

It is sold in every fine bar and restaurant.
April seventh is National Beer Day.
Quaff El Chapo, acquire super-power of prison break.
Have a cold El Chapo cerveza today.

Notes:  Penned an on-prompt pantoum, as again running short of time today.  Day 7 of NaPoWriMo 2020.  The prompt was write “a poem based on a news article. Frankly, I understand why you might be avoiding the news lately, but this is a good opportunity to find some “weird” and poetical news stories for inspiration. A few potential candidates:

Earth Has Acquired a Brand New Moon That’s About the Size of a Car,”

Ohio Man Seeks World Record with Beer-Only Lent Diet

Pablo Escobar’s ‘Cocaine Hippos’ May Be Restoring Colombia’s Ecosystem

Researchers Discover Faraway Planet Where the Rain is Made of Iron

Today is April 7th – National Beer Day in the USA.  Taking the national day and combining with this – I really don’t know what to call other than an interesting –  news story from three months ago.

The Process

“Before it flutters into my mouth”
It first needs to be daydreamed,
Then spend some time in germination
Followed by out loud incantation.

It first needs to be daydreamed –
Lyrical verses that unpack emotions
Followed by soft, precise incantation,
Rehearsed, so it helps shape the story.

Lyrical verses that unpack emotions
Of courtship, of love, and of betrayal
Rehearsed so it helps tell the fiction
Borrowed from others and made plausible.

Story of love, and of betrayal
Before it flutters into my mouth,
Carefully crafted without logical holes and
Followed by flawless incantation.

Note: Day 25 of NaPoWriMo 2016.  Today’s prompt is “to write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it.  I have been doing this exercise prior to the start of the month and I even have few poems written up.  But, to post those would be bit of a cheating.  So instead, I found a line that I liked from Billy Collins’ The First Line of a Poem (happens to be the first line), and wrote this pantoum.