Monday, November 8, 2010


Sunday I was lucky enough to be able to attend my writing workshop.  The assignment was to choose one or more of the following phrases to write your piece:

1.  Invites you to discover;
2.  They get only a fraction of that amount;
3.  Reduce their perception of pain;
4.  Increased from one decade to the next; and
5.  Not in the traditional sense.

This was my poem:

If only
I could reduce their perception of pain
The burns would not burn so deep
The amputation would help them sleep
The fall would be more of a flight
The tears would not last through the night

If only
They got a fraction of that amount
They would have value they could actually count
They would work for each dollar they had
The would lose and actually get mad

If only
Love increased from one decade to the next
Humanity could give war a rest
Families would find room to heal
People would remember how to feel

If only
I could invite you to discover
The part of me I keep undercover
I could possibly be whole
I could, possibly, be whole

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