NaPoWriMo 2018 – #30 Thirty



Thanks again to Paul Flatt for a prompt, which led to this, the thirtieth and final one of the month, thank god. Appropriately, on the subject of 30.


The Virgin Mary stopped ageing

when she was thirty, so

what did she die of?


There are only ten commandments.

Occ Health and Safety laws

cover the other twenty


If there were only thirty

ways to leave your lover

the divorce rate might be lower


If God took his time

and spent thirty days on his creation

we wouldn’t need lawyers


There are only seven deadly sins

because the other twenty-three

are physically impossible


Imagine the noise

if Spinal Tap’s amp

went up to thirty


How much weed

would the Byrds have needed

to go thirty miles high


and how much more

to reach

cloud thirty?



Copyright Mike Hopkins 2018


About NaPoWriMo

(Some / most of these could be rightly described as “chopped up text”. But that’s how first drafts often look.)

One thought on “NaPoWriMo 2018 – #30 Thirty

  1. Boom! What a great way to finish up, Mike, I love this! ‘And I would walk 30 miles…” wouldn’t have worked either.

    Well done for seeing this business through. I think we’re bleedin’ marvellous & deserve to be bought drinks for 30 days. As I said on my answer to your comment over at my site, …ditto, if I ever suggest doing it again, you have permission to glare at me & do your best Fr Mike impression & exorcise the hell out of that idea!

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