Written for: Poets United Midweek Motif~Independence
Many of our countries have holidays that celebrate gaining independence from foreign rule, and many of us also have rites–formal and informal–related to gaining independence. Some of these are about our countries and ~ more importantly ~ some of these are about us as individuals and members of groups.
What is your experience of independence?
How might you describe independence to someone who has never encountered it?
How are your beliefs about independence reflected in how you see nature?
Or vice versa: How is your view of nature reflected in your beliefs about independence?
Your Challenge: Let your new poem answer one of the four questions above.
Poets praise, raise the bar
with lettered thoughts. An ode,
a sonnet, or free verse scattered
about a page can elicit joy,
tears, yearning, anger, outrage.
Freedom to write with no wrong
or right. Ink dancing on blank
sheets. Your mind is unique,
even those words you choose
not to speak.