For today's prompt, I want you to take the phrase "So we decided to (blank)" and fill in the blank. Make that your title and write a poem. Some possibilities include "So we decided to plant a tree" or "So we decided to burn a hole in the sky."
So We Decided To Keep On Living
So we decided to keep on living,
me, myself and I.
Much too soon to stop from giving
up, rolling over to die.
So we decided to try once more,
to rise another day.
Looking at life different from before,
seeing it in a new way.
So we decided to keep on going,
one more chance,
for all my selves just knowing
to continue with the dance.
Poem by Vanessa V. Kilmer © April 12, 2009
A Poem a Day at Poetic Asides
Very nice. Sometimes that is a very hard thing to do. Kind of like writing for this prompt. but you did a great job. jReplyDelete
Patty Lamb's accident stopped her from livingReplyDelete
But Grimmy, you know, the 'Reaper', gave her a reprieve
Now she's walking with a dead brain talking
Well, could be, if you really so want to believe
So we decided to celebrate nothingReplyDelete
of all the reasons it seemed so apt
was it because we were in a good mood
was that the deciding fact
So we started by pouring a glass of beer
before too long it turned to many
but when we searched for a reason to stop
we could not think of any
So we all awoke the following morning
with our heads feeling a little bit sore
and decided that celebrating nothing
is not a very good reason at all
I am glad you decided to keep on living. The world needs folks like you to keep it from getting too serious about itself.ReplyDelete
Jay: I did not like this prompt at all.ReplyDelete
Tom: You’re doing great poems for someone who doesn’t.
Kev: Very good poem with an extra good ring of truth.
Quilly: Thank-you, I think; D
Thank you visiting my blog today. You have made a wise decision.
Ah, that's something that can be done over and over. Decide to start a new day - doesn't matter if you fail, you can always try again tomorrow!ReplyDelete
If engineering leads to fission,ReplyDelete
Shouldn't poetry lead to indecision?
So we decided to write some verse,ReplyDelete
I guess it could've been worse.
Jay: The attempt is what matters.
Doug: I can't decide. (See, you were right.)
Bazza: Rhyming is not a curse.
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well, i'm glad the three of you made the decisionReplyDelete
julina: We are glad most days, too.ReplyDelete
Welllll I am SO happy you (collectively) made that decision! All of you! Yes indeed, I am!ReplyDelete
I like the way the security of the last lines is in tension with more than a hint of bleakness here.ReplyDelete
I decide too...ReplyDelete
the only difference I can't express so well.
Very well written.:)
Melli: Thanks. We do knind of like it here most days.ReplyDelete
Hobbes: Tension makes the propeller spin.
Indrani: I'm glad you decided too.
You have been very busy writing. Unlike myselfReplyDelete
My brain is dead
Tsduff: Well, my fingers are working, anyway.ReplyDelete