I Look Around

Written for:  Poetic Asides 2019 PAD November Chapbook Challenge – Day 28
Write a gratitude poem.

‘Tis so lovely to have
beautiful soup, so rich,
and green, waiting in
a tureen with a loaf
of bread spread thickly
with butter.

Not everyone is so
fortunate. You hear
that cry for single sip,
a single sip of water.
The hole waits for
tomorrow’s deceased.

Here in Oz, though,
I am enchanted with
“The Horse of a Different
Color, the green of
Emerald City. Why, I
must be over the rainbow.

I believe love is the strongest
force in this world. Being
in love can make the connections
between all life apparent.


(Taken from Alice In Wonderland)
Lewis Carroll
(New Poems) Tadeusz Rosewicz
(Wizard of Oz) L. Frank Baum
(The Woman Who Fell From The Sky) Joy Hargo

2019 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 28

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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