Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

March_on_Washington_editThis 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?

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6 Responses to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  1. Emily Cooper says:

    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.

  2. Emily Cooper says:

    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 <

  3. JeanMarie Olivieri says:

    Lovely poems. Now, which of the first two is about me? ;)

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