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Prompt #135 My life as a poem

December 6, 2012


My life as a poem

We Write Poems:
Is your life a poem? (Do you wish it weren’t?) Do you wish your poems, as well your life, were more or less expressive of yourself? What is the gift of your life? What words does your life use to express you as you go about day to day? What would that poem have to say? (What do you wish it would say? Are those two different statements?)

While we might, and do, perform some shadow puppet shows, holding ourselves one step removed from actual revealment in a most personal sense – honestly, our lives have no place to hide! The emotions you swim within, the thoughts that draw themselves across your face, your attitude when it gets dark and late, when someone says, “spare a quarter?”, or even what you ate for breakfast – it all counts. It all expresses your presence here. What color shirt or blouse did you choose today?

Gandhi’s message was his life, and yours is your life.

What message are you giving the world, through your actions, how you live, how you treat others, what you accomplish, how you choose to be, every moment of every day. Are you an angry rant? A ballad? An epic poem? A sonnet, a limerick, perhaps haiku? If your life is a poem, what will the essence be?

So this moment, you get to be deliberate and direct – so much as you care to be. What’s under the cover of your book? What is the poem inside?

Come back to leave a link to your poem next Wednesday when you see our second follow-up post called, It’s Post Your Poems Day!  If you have questions about We Write Poems and our prompt-and-poem process, or if you are new here at WWP, please read our about page.

One Comment
  1. December 7, 2012 5:06 pm

    For me it is seeking to live a spiritual life in honour of all that we may be.

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