The prompt for Verse First today is: “The work is not about the place”
“Writer’s often assume they must be in a particular place, using specific tools, with just the write atmosphere to write. I challenge that. Today, do not allow yourself to follow you own ritual and routine. Go to a place where you’ve never before written. Then write.”
Thanks to Poet’s United for the challenge. This poem was written on the acupuncture table as I laid beneath needles.
The prompt at Never Ending Story is Tomorrow and at Poet’s United – Verse First is Ordinary.
Some of us face extreme pain as part of our daily, ordinary lives. I have managed 22 pain filled years without narcotics (except when I’ve been hospitalized).
You can sing my version of “Tomorrow” I have. I added Annie’s version because she faced a wall of Tomorrows and managed a smile with each one. To each of you who are enduring I hope for a sun filled Tomorrow.
The prompt over at Verse First at Poet’s United is: The Body Becomes the Landscape. Looking at the photographic mastery of Carl Warner it is easy to believe. I’m taking the contours of an early dawn landscape that could easily be a human form as my inspiration for this poem.
"There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily" - George Washington letter to Edmund Randolph — 1795. Going beyond the MSM idealogical opinion/bias and their superficial focus on entertainment, sensationalism, emotionalism and activist reporting - this blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell