Note To The World At Large

For the Sunday Whirl poetry prompt: Wordle # 181

sense, speech, sheets, goblets, signs, vital
name, broken, away, strips, connected, poem

and for Poets United poetry prompt: Poetry Pantry #221


Note To The World At Large

It is my wish that this poem
might give you a moment
of pause, of connection.

Not that it be a vital sign
of gravest importance, or carry
you away on wings of rapture.

We live in a broken world.
Many of us own holes in our souls
and lack knowledge of how to mend them.

This little speech can’t stitch together
all that has been stripped from our sense
of rightness and knowing.

Though even our names may no
longer be of much value, I want
you to know that in this moment

I cherish the fact
that you are alive,
still breathing.

Elizabeth Crawford 10/5/14

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23 Responses to Note To The World At Large

  1. oldegg says:

    Thank you for your thoughts. I suppose as poets we hope that some of the words we write might touch someone else in the world and that is reward enough.


  2. drpkp says:

    Oh this is just so very sweet – not in some saccharine or juvenile way but in a clear and pure wish for others … Thank you for this wonderful poem and the message it carries


  3. Sumana Roy says:

    yes that precious and magical moment of living….we must all be aware of this blessing…love the message…


  4. claudia says:

    a few words at the right time can indeed stitch a lot and make the world look a bit brighter again


  5. jae rose says:

    J Cosmo beat me to it…thank you..and you did exactly what you said you couldn’t…even if it’s a holding stitch you certainly put me together a little this morning.. xo


  6. vandana says:

    Live and let live!


  7. Mary says:

    I think our poems have succeeded if they give us a moment of pause, a moment of connection. When we read a poem we connect with, when we understand because a poet has written, it feels good. I like the ending as well…as I feel the poet connecting with the reader. Well penned, my friend.


  8. yes, we all have holes inside us…sometimes they seem so big that we can’t seem to move on… this is really touching.


  9. i echo Mary’s words and the feeling of attachment to someone that is ‘moved’ by our words

    i am glad that i woke up to read these words today



  10. You are right.. Poetry might have to be happy providing that pause, sometimes the poet might just want too much…


  11. What a wonderful message to read this morning. I so agree “some of us own holes in our souls”. As Jae says, you stitched mine together a bit with your words. Thank you, my friend.


  12. Thank you for this, Elizabeth. I took it to heart, and it warmed my spirit. You are a wonderful woman.


  13. ZQ says:

    Speech can be poetry as you so well demonstrated..


  14. this is so powerful and beautiful and truthful and hopeful. thank you for sharing!

    stacy lynn mar


  15. G L Meisner says:

    Oh, i put my hands to my heart. I think that just cherishing the living can do much to mend the holes in a soul.


  16. a love letter that holds so much sincerity and a caring attitude. 🙂 i enjoyed reading it!


  17. Cathy says:

    Yes, we live in a broken world. But a poet can ease the burden with a little hope in the poems. Even my darkest poem, I try to throw in a little hope in it.


  18. C.C. says:

    Sadly, too many own holes in our souls….but you bring a hopeful quality to this in spite of that truth.


  19. Perfectly poemed, Elizabeth. We write with the hope that our words will touch someone else.


  20. Not your best poem, but certainly some of your best thoughts!


  21. I love the poem you’ve sewn. I am happy to be alive too. LHN


  22. DELL CLOVER says:

    Oh wow, this touched me deeply–beautiful, thank you.


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