The prompt for today was quite challenging for me. Hope it helps you crank out some great poems.
Two prompts for today: Write a love poem, or write an anti-love poem.
I'm just sayin'...
At the risk of being lumped in
with hippies, evangelists, and scammers,
scary people, bad romance novels,
emotionals, sentimentals, and broken records,
country songs, greeting card companies,
fiery preachers and little sisters everywhere,
I want to tell you,
it's okay to fall in love with
something that makes you feel
like you're crazy for believing in it.
It's okay to take a leap of faith
even when you're scared to death.
It's okay to think that maybe the whole
Jesus thing is interesting enough to check out.
I'm just sayin'
He's available anytime if you want to talk.
I'll keep you busy for years trying to find freedom. I planted the idea in your head years ago that your freedom was in danger and you had to be vigilant to protect it.
Now you're huddled in a corner holding freedom to your breast like a little child, gun trained on any threat, keeping constant watch. You are more diligent Than I had hoped for.
You're afraid of everything now. Afraid to get a job because It takes away your freedom. Afraid to join a religion, Afraid to commit to responsibility. Yes, you've been more vigilant than I'd hoped.
I've got you so busy shooting at doors of opportunity that you don't even know love is knocking at several of them.
Raise your gun, keep it steady. Here's some more amo. Don't let those doors swing open. Protect your freedom from love at all costs. Keep my sworn enemy at bay and I will give you what you need to fight forever.
You and me, we can go far with your freedom. We'll be here in this corner for years doing nothing but shooting at those Wiley opportunities to love.