Sharing a daily life lesson, tip, or hack; the things that make life easier, happier, and more productive. I hope you’ll follow along and find them helpful too.
Write a poem
Poems stand alone in a variety of forms and sometimes, they are set to music and become song. They rhyme or not… they are rhythmic or not… they are short or not. They cite heartache, fear, joy, and hope. They are stories and parables.
How would a poem about you begin? What about a poem of your life? Would it be silly and childish like those of Shel Silverstein? Would it be inspiring like Maya Angelou? Would it be tragic or hilarious?
Poetry can be as simple as a collection of your visions and/or inner thoughts, strung together with or without subjects and verbs or punctuation and grammar.
I see it there, moving
Reflecting time, gone now-
Or they can be more vividly representative…
The day you left me long ago
The angels came to say
They would take you home to rest
You wouldn’t be far away.
I listened to their wisdom
I tried to let it be
And I was looking for the day
When they returned for me.
The days and nights are lonely
Now that we’re apart
But I have always saved for you
A piece of my heart.
The rest has gone to one so small
You hardly knew
He’s the apple of my eye
He has the best of you.
We will live without you now
And try to go on
But rest assured my dear sweet love
You’ll always be my ONE.
A poem is YOUR heart… YOUR voice… and may promote freedom of expression and emotions where they might otherwise not work. You can use metaphors or describe literally… grab a notebook or open a document and give it a try…
Write a poem.
I love hearing your thoughts and ideas. Please share in the comments below.
** both of the poems written above were written by me – the first recently as I observed a photograph of my partner and I kissing the day of his cancer telling PET scan and the second is a poem I wrote more than 30 years ago after the death of my son’s father.