ReadWritePoem Prompt #23
For your poem this week, try combining two elements that don’t seem to go together at first glance. Here’s the process:
• Think of a happy memory, a moment that brings you joy. Write five to ten lines about that moment and then put the poem away.
• Write about a moment or time of distress, sadness or anger. Once again, write five to ten lines.
• Get out the first poem and combine it with the second by alternating lines.
A moment in time when love ruled all
Knowing the day was coming made it no easier to reach
Two souls joined forever and celebrated with many
The goodbye seemed all too soon
Joyous and merry, laughing and crying
A celebration of life passed
Dances and words and songs to express
Remembrances of laughter and love
A feeling that really has no words
A longing for days gone by palpable in the air
Solemnized by law and church
Eulogies recalling days well spent and life lessons earned
Snatches of the day live forever in our minds
Tears spent, the idea of absence difficult to grasp
The day we became one
The day we let you go