Block #lessons #poetry

sound in the old chapel

A block

used to build

will grow taller still

with much work and skill

the workers strive a tireless lot

if pulled at small and weakened spot

the building looming tall and proud will  plop

Follow this prompt from Poets United:

BUILD IT UP –One Word At A Time Your first line has two words. The second line has three. The third, four, and so on. Length is not limited so long as each line contains one more word than the line before it. Write until it’s ready! When you’re finished, go back and give your poem a one word title. 

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Ever play the game Jenga? It’s a great lesson on what happens when we go over the top with just one too many levels.

Ripples of Life #poetry #photography #lifeslessons

Can you really experience the ups in life without have lived in the downs?

You have to fall in love

and lose it

to really know love at all

you have to wish on a star

and hold it

to understand that stars fall

you have to give

with your whole heart

in order to embrace the weak and small

you have to be pierced

through the middle

to understand the power of pain

you have to live life

to the fullest

to understand loss and gain

you have to throw caution

to the four winds

to dance with life’s love in the rain

Listen to this poem read by Justin Germino over at Wander Thoughts and @dragonblogger

Photography: ” Ripples of Life” by L. Moon copyright 9/2012