Remembering Jar of Poetry

I still can’t believe we will be entering a new decade! So, to close out the final entry of 2019, let’s look back on 10 entries that impacted Jar of Poetry!

  1. Jar of Fireflies
    This is the first entry and the premise behind the site. Like fireflies, poetry is meant to be shared and admired by those who share the same fascination.

  1. Synthetically-Laced Puppet
    This last decade was filled with many things I never thought I’d face. Stepping away from the medication to combat PTSD, the experience helped inspire this piece.

  1. Locket
    Taking a chance at revealing something personal, the words from this poem naturally flowed. I was shocked at how many people related to it!

  1. Just not ready
    Originally meant to be a song, I never completed it. With a new blog and no material at the time, this led me to some old notebooks. After refining it to be a poem, I finally finished it, 3 years later.

  1. A Table with Friends
    Struggling with hunger pains, I went out to get some food. I ran into an old friend and ended up with a free meal from him. On my way back to the house, the idea to compare friends and food came to mind.

  1. How I tell time
    One of many ideas that kept me up at night. Despite the tired eyes and body fatigue, this poem was worth every second put into it.

  1. Come and Chill with Me
    A personal entry and my first personal Top 10 list. The only part that I didn’t like was having to listen to myself while trying to transcribe what I said. Oh well…it was still fun though.

  1. Her Vows
    This entry was the first time I gender-swapped. Writing from that point of view was new and I honestly found it interesting!

  1. Paper Airplanes
    Okay…stay with me here. This was inspired by Antony, who was inspired by Uncharted Course, to write this. This poem is the first time I did a poetry “Ping-back

  1. Nothing more beautiful
    The lines that inspired this whole thing was, “How does one payback a lost angel? With a pocket full of sin, a man can still be grateful.” This motivated—well…agitated me—to finish writing this to get some sleep. I bet you didn’t know that?!

It has been a wonderful time sharing these posts, along with some of the others, with you and having fun doing so. I look forward to keeping this up for 2020. The one thing I want will change is adding more audio to the posts.

And that my friends does it for JOP 2019. So until next Sunday (EST), I’m John-Anthony and this is our Jar of Poetry. I wish you a prosperous, wondrous, and most mischievous New Year! Take care!

  9 comments for “Remembering Jar of Poetry

  1. Lia
    December 31, 2019 at 2:22 am

    John… so strange, your posts have not been showing up in my feed, and now that I visit here and take a look, I’ve missed so many!! Crime!! Going to read them all. And now I see the problem — that somehow I unfollowed you. This often happens when I clutz around on my phone and hit someone’s name in the notifications but the follow button is near.

    Great recap, nice to read some process behind the posts.
    Love your blog, happy new year 💛

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 31, 2019 at 5:49 am

      Happy New Year Lia! 😊
      No need for an explanation.😁 People come and go…stop by or stay. Words eventually make their way to the right person

      Liked by 1 person

      • Lia
        December 31, 2019 at 5:50 am

        Thanks John, same to you… but my words were true. :))

        Liked by 1 person

  2. December 29, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    My very best wishes for a most wonderful New Year.
    I will come back later and read those posts as I have a very busy day ahead of me.
    I look forward to reading them! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  3. December 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    A great list my friend – I look forward to more next year!! 😁🖤

    Liked by 2 people

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