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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

It's Only Natural

Poetic Asides – Poem-A-Day Challenge – Day 22 Prompt:

Today is Earth Day! Yay!

I think most people can agree that this planet is a good thing. However, wars are fought over how we should use it and/or live on it. So, today's "2 for Tuesday" prompts will play off the opposing sides of the environmental coin.

Prompt 1: Write a nature poem. This can about how much you love or hate nature. It can be optimistic or not so. You can write about global warming or about that time when a deer walked up so close you could almost pet it. I'll leave the specifics up to you, but it should be about nature.

Prompt 2: Write an industrial poem. This can be a poem about the benefits of transportation or the joys of urban living. It can cover technology, the comfort of cruising around in your car, etc. Of course, as with the nature poem, you can be optimistic or not so. I'll leave that up to y'all.


green leaves flutter
in the wind
while the scent
of spring floats
lazily around me
temperatures are
just warm enough
Just cool enough
to draw me outside
breathing in the beauty
All around me
I love the way
sunshine settles
across my shoulders
and the sound of birds
echoes and winds
its way to my ears
in the distance
the laughter of a child
and silky strands
of something
float in the air
it won’t be long
before fireflies return
and summer stops
to visit a while
with the smell of
fireworks and bug spray
heat radiating off
the blacktop road
it’s just easier
to feel like a child
when I’m outside
in the sunshine


TLS, April 2008

1 comment:

Childlife said...

You write of spring with almost as much beauty as you do of autumn :)

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