When a Three-Minute Writing Challenge Turns Into One Minute Poem

Keeping the peace at all cost

means peace is lost

to a sincere

respect for fear.

 

Smoothing over hurt, anger, hate –

Just see and wait.

Normalizes.

Compromises.

 

These shadowed oppressions need voice.

I choose this choice.

No more hiding.

Done dividing.

 

(Note: The Minute Poem consists of 12 lines, 60 total syllables formatted into 3 stanzas of 8, 4, 4, 4 syllables each, with each pair of lines rhyming. Isn’t that fun?)

 

Advertisements

One Comment on “When a Three-Minute Writing Challenge Turns Into One Minute Poem

  1. Pingback: In Summary…Keeping the Peace | Ellen Sauer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Regina Leffers McCaleb, Ph.D.

Master Teacher, Midwife to the Birth of the Wild Soul

Who Eats Better?

Experiencing the World Through Taste

Yoga With Adriene

Find What Feels Good

The Kinetic Canuck

A Canadian Wandering the World

The Way of the Elbow

Find Fluidity & Ease in Movement, schedule a Rolfing session!

%d bloggers like this: