For Miz Quickly’s Impossible Missions: Word_ same list Day 5
Words are: relieved, slight, single, grasshoppers, clear, casting, disturb…
And for The Sunday Whirl writing prompt: Wordle #118
Words are: repair, slate, time, driven, think, night, no, mesh, tear, room, longing, key, become
Grasshopper Dreams V
We humans are a great deal like grasshoppers:
driven by longings we neither understand
or even think about.
Casting aside doubt, leaving no room for questions,
day and night, we leap to satisfy slightest whim. No real focus,
only disturbing need to find single key that will satiate,
forever feed hunger that propels us onward until we totally tear,
beyond any repair, the very mesh that holds
our world together.
Fear we have become the plague of locusts, released
to clear the slate, devouring resources until emptied shell
disintegrates with a snicking click, disappearing from its orbit,
and a relieved Deity is finally freed to go elsewhere
and begin again.
Elizabeth Crawford 7/20/13
Notes: Thought I might be crazy to try to put these two word lists together in one piece. Was surprised when all the words came together and fell into place. Then thought back over the past week to all the images I have seen and words I have read that rolled by my inner eye, like a streaming video: Trayvon Martin; an elderly woman rocking a set of drums (youtube video); a man beating his dog with his fists; a woman sentenced to twenty years in jail for firing a warning shot; photos of delicious looking cakes and deserts (FB recipe shares), a cheetah and a yellow lab playing, unaware they are breaking all the rules (National Geographic Documentary titled Animal Odd Couples available on Netflix); and many, many others. I knew why the words came together.
This if the fifth and final poem all using the same word list, until today, when I added the wordle words. You can find the series of five under the title “Grasshopper Dreams” in the search engine for this blog.