Shall we…?

What shall we be

if not each other’s keeper

when night becomes the grim-reaper

What shall we do

if we can’t salt the earth

and our flint can’t  fire give  birth

What shall we say

of he who had vision but could not see

she who had time but was never free

What shall we offer

to a child who cries for his  mother

when his hunger fuels hate for another

What will we find

when we peer to  depths of our soul

will it be  a mound or a big gaping hole

What shall I tell you

my dear friend – that your heart is on the mend

if we take hands  and give shoulders to lend

Seize this moment to choose a side

will you stand up or seek a place to hide?

17 thoughts on “Shall we…?

    1. Thank you. You are always so good to me:-)(just noticed I didn’t press send) Btw you didn’t let me know if you figured out my poem the other day but I used a similar juxtaposition as you did but the answer is mine to keep:-)

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      1. Thought I told you I got different meanings by combining different sentences in different ways to get a coherent whole (albeit not necessarily in the same way as you might’ve intended, but that’s the beauty of poetry)

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    1. Oh I love your spirit Joan, you always bring a smile to my face and it’s contagious. Yes we make choices constantly. So here I am instead of going to my BA meeting:-) You have a great day too my friend!

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