Highlighting Poets for National Poetry Month – Week 4

CTU writing challenge April 2016There have been some killer poems the last few weeks and we only have one week left for National Poetry Month. If you haven’t participated yet, please feel free to join the challenge for Days 25-30. You get a chance to have your poem featured in our weekend article and highlighted during the week.

Major props to those of you have written a poem every day! It is great to see writers being motivated by each prompt, and we hope you join our CTU Facebook page to participate in all the activities and read our posts from each day. We post quotes, featured writers, promote our published authors, and engage the writing community in many other ways.

When you get a chance, type in the hashtag #CTUwritingprompt on Google and the popular social media sites (FB, Twitter, Instagram) and just browse through the awesome poets who have been participating in our challenge. Give them some likes and comments to let them know they are doing a great job.

Check out our favorites from week 4 and please take a moment to look at each writer’s page:

Day 17

Humans love their pets! @bellalupa6 shows the bond between those best friends of ours in this playfully sweet poem.


Day 17

Day 18

Blackout poetry was new to many poets who participated in this challenge and everyone did a great job. Karen Payze leaves us with the most intense words in her version.


Day 18

Day 19

Fighting the darkness is not an easy task. Many overcome morbid monstrosities and become the warriors they were bred to be. In this macabre write by @misprinted.lies, we learn that sometimes our souls are too weary for the battle.


Day 19

Day 20

How some of us wish we could go back in time and live again with the knowledge we have gained. Daryl P. Hall gives his past self some wise advice in his poem – never let someone else taint your dreams.

@ daddy_cool_the_third

Day 20

Day 21

Diaries are filled with our personal journeys, teaching us many things as we grow. @SitariPoetry inscribes a simple message to live a content life


Day 21

Day 22

Ken Allan Dronsfield channels the nature loving poet, William Wordsworth, in a vivid display of nature’s creations.

Ken Allan Dronsfield

Day 22

Day 23

Love can yield a plethora of emotions. Nazizh A. keeps love simple by appreciating the smallest gesture in her poem.


Day 23

Thank you again for participating in our challenge. As a reminder, please use the hashtag #ctuwritingprompt so that we are able to find your poems on social media or post them under CTU’s daily “Inspiration Call” posts on Facebook.

Join our page here:


Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.

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3 replies

  1. Thank you so much, I am most humbled to be one of your featured authors! Karen x



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