The Power of Poetry

Say fame played no part!
With suffering in the world
broken hearts to mend,
poetry contains spilled ink
to rewrite joy and yes, live.

Prompt 5 for Write Right @ Thotpurge

Image of NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts by Rajani Radhakrishnan
Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. Thanks for posting your newest NaPoWriMo poem, Khaya. I like it.
    The list of daily prompts you’re following during this challenge is appreciated, too. Strangely inspiring for my music right now!

  2. Love your prompts Khaya! They certainly break through a writer’s block that’s for sure! ✍🏼 Have a wonderful weekend my sistah friend! 🥰💖😍

  3. I have Rajani, a fellow poet, at Thotpurge to thank. She created these wonderful and soul-searching prompts. But I agree, they break through the writer’s block. Thanks my friend and sister queen! 🙂

  4. Well my dear Khaya, I love how you wove this challenge into your own words. So delightful my sistah girlfriend! And bravo to Rajani too! 🥰🎉😘🙏🏼😊

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