Thursday, September 2, 2010
Back into poetry blogging
Back into poetry blogging. I had a long absence. Mom was diagnosed on May 28th. My life took a turn then but things are getting "back to normal" now, but without Mom in my world. I miss her every moment of every day.
Today's prompt is to write a poem, using a line from a song. I have chosen:
“And sometimes there’ll be sorrow.”
From *Little Green* by Joni Mitchell
I’d have cautioned you,
Had I known,
Of the bitters life can bring;
But there are no warnings for earthquakes.
I’ve not been able to make choices for you.
Not that I could have shown more wisdom;
I was just a mere child. So I have been told.
I have grown as you have grown,
To losses and heartaches,
Happiness outweighs all these things,
As I told you:
One joy dispels a thousand sorrows.
But you prefer rage and resentment;
Perhaps it is the drama in your blood.