Day 17’s optional prompt, was to write a “social media”- style poem. ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website
So with “Day 17’s Prompt” I have chosen a Social Poem by “Henry David Thoreau” to share with you even though its not in line with todays prompt, then after that is my attempt at the todays prompt for Challenge!
Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!
I Knew A Man By Sight
I knew a man by sight,
A blameless wight,
Who, for a year or more,
Had daily passed my door,
Yet converse none had had with him.
I met him in a lane,
Him and his cane,
About three miles from home,
Where I had chanced to roam,
And volumes stared at him, and he at me.
In a more distant place
I glimpsed his face,
And bowed instinctively;
Starting he bowed to me,
Bowed simultaneously, and passed along.
Next, in a foreign land
I grasped his hand,
And had a social chat,
About this thing and that,
As I had known him well a thousand years.
Late in a wilderness
I shared his mess,
For he had hardships seen,
And I a wanderer been;
He was my bosom friend, and I was his.
And as, methinks, shall all,
Both great and small,
That ever lived on earth,
Early or late their birth,
Stranger and foe, one day each other know.
By Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
So this is my “Social Media” Poem created from a Facebook Group I’m apart of called “Poetry In Motion” – in which I have used a Line from the past 14 pieces of poetry posted via 14 enttrants, to create this new poem…
From deep within ~ Lucy Roderick
Melody runs through my memory with rhyme ~ Patti Conely
Not a care in the world ~ Angel Poet
Till everything became a blur ~ Sabine
Storm clouds choke morning light ~ Shawn D Standfast
Knowing not the end ~ Vera Nebeskova
Sometimes hard ~ Sharon R Johnson
Unfettered by the past ~ Carolyn Waddell
Hoping not to get tripped up on the traps of life ~ Colleen Ray Law-Tefft
The routes are littered with glory and strife ~ Adonvdo Aquadanvdo
As you move up and onward with each successful step ~ CDavid Gregory
Lessons are learned down every trail ~ Greg Allen
And I wiped away a tear from my eye ~ Christy Holland
Stirred by the melody ~
Your money or your life ~ Craig G Berry
Thanks goes out to these 14 Poets (in order) Lucy Roderick, Patti Conely, Angel Poet, Sabine Sam, Shawn D Standfast, Vera Nebeskova, Sharon R Johnson, Carolyn Waddell, Colleen Ray Law-Tefft, Adonvdo Aquadanvdo, CDavid Gregory, Greg Allen, Christy Holland, and Craig G Berry!