This week’s Monday Poetry Prompt from Living Poetry got me writing.
“Write a 10-word poem on an encounter you had this past week with another person.”
I was inspired to write three poems. The first is dedicated to a mystery woman:
Venus rises slow in the west and subsides too soon.
The second is for a very different woman:
Just one date then crazy comes from my first stalker.
And the third is for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.:
Not soldiers, it is protesters I thank for our freedom.
What do you think?
I love them all! I thank the soldiers, too, though — not because I approve of our military adventures — but because so many of them sacrifice a lot.
Glad you like them. While many soldiers have sacrificed a lot, I am still very uncomfortable with how we have fetishized our military.
I agree we do fetishize them. I try to separate the individual from the system when I can — though no doubt the military feeds the narcissism of certain people. That mentality is dangerous. All I mean is, if someone develops PTSD, I don’t want to say “You should’ve known better.” Personally, I’d like to cancel the military and explore space!
On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:08 PM, Emily Cooper wrote:
> I love them all! I thank the soldiers, too, though — not because I > approve of our military adventures — but because so many of them > sacrifice a lot. > > > On Monday, January 19, 2015, Bartholomew Barker, Poet <
Lovely poems. Now, which of the first two is about me? ;)