Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted April 4, 2015

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free verse

Life's Lesson

by Joan E.

when it is quiet and cold
ask me where the bodies are stowed
we pass through life
crafting good intentions
but all too often detonate
gut-wrenching experiences

ask me if I was aware
of my grenades and
why I launched them
let me atone for my mistakes
by recognizing the gaffes
and consciously trying
not to repeat the blasts--
having the opportunity
to learn from lessons is a gift
I would rather not squander

will lead to making amends
while there is still time
for the recipients to heal
then--in turn they may be moved
to reciprocate and share
the lesson with others--
we can redirect the river's course


Free Verse Poetry Contest contest entry


After viewing 70 pages of artwork about rivers on FanArt, I found that this one, of the many pictures by Michael Whitson of the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, was the most descriptive of redirecting the course of a river, especially during changing seasons. No punctuation is intentional.
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