For Sunday’s Whirligig: Wordle #86
voice, sing, trills, banal, primal, dumb,
without, means, noise, plaintive, joyful, words
For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #275
feed, work, easy, flat, pattern, lies,
drop, keys, righteous, ends, call, hold
For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #329
We Dare Not Acquiesce
Each of us owns a voice.
Might be plaintive or banal,
even flat or off key. Joyful
with righteous words, or primal
with soulful need.
Our world has been dumped
with a pattern of lies, dropped
into darkness with noise of hate.
Held dumb by a call to violence
that feeds only on fear and ignorance.
Someone wants us to believe
we are without means to put
an end to this ugly song, with its
threatening trill of loss of freedoms.
There is much work to be done.
It won’t be easy.
Elizabeth Crawford 11/20/2016
To All Artists, Writers of Prose and Poetry, Photographers, Etc.
Tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 21, I will begin giving prompts on a daily basis in hopes of lifting the spirits of anyone who is troubled by the current backlash of the election in the U.S. I am asking anyone who is creative, to join me, in raising a voice to counter that backlash. I believe that creativity is a healing element, and it is time to put that element back into our world. I would ask you to check in, each day, for a one word prompt, and some suggestions. You may respond to the prompt in any fashion you choose, with images, photos, words, fiction, poetry, personal essay, and even music, or quotes. Post it on your blogs, but more importantly, on social media. We will be celebrating our shared humanity, the life and well-being of all living creatures, the hope that we can, and are capable of, growth and acceptance of change, without the need for hatred and violence. Let us bring the light of creativity into this current darkness. The prompts will appear here:
Elizabeth, who, by the way, used all of the words. The image is a bonfire photo, put through the kaleidoscope app.