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One English teacher featured this prose poem along with Emily Dickinson's Heart! We Will Forget Him!, Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken, and Aleksander Solzhenitsyn's A Storm in the Mountains. Neat.
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Life offers an infinte amount of material to write poems about. Writing
meaningful poems is the goal of every poet. Writing meaningful poems requires conscious effort.
A Girl, by Ezra Pound, is one of my fav poems. It's a poem about love and how it grows into you, becomes a part of your binary. One of those amazing poems for everyone.
This weeks REAPER's CHALLENGE!
What it is: I give you three words, you write a poem, takin the first two words and put them in the first line, all three words in the first stanza. If you really want to challenge yourself, I tell the others to set a timer for five minutes. You will be amazed at what you can create in five minutes!
In the heat of the night
Sirens rang loud
And streetlights beamed halogen rays
Upon my sweated brow,
As I laid my stress
To rest for the night.
Helplessness fell upon my tired mind
Like it always did,
While my wandering thoughts
Flashed the life I’ve lived;
Heartaches and pain,
Barely any financial gain,
But plenty of “Ghetto Footsteps”
That I have named.
I was taught to draw letters
To write words and then
To construct sentences.
I use these lessons to carry my thoughts
My feelings and my opinions of
What is happiness?
What is beauty?
What is love?
THE PRACTICE of discrimination makes me THE FUGITIVE
AS THE WORLD TURNS in their minds,
But SEVENTH HEAVEN exists in 60 MINUTES of every hour in my soul,
That makes me THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL.
Past and present misconceptions
Leave us seeking eluded lessons
Twice the work
Ours for the grasping.