August Stanza 12

It is August and so Jane is doing : a chain of images each one suggested by the last word in the preceding poem. They’ll be short, a single image of just a few lines. It will be interesting to see where it ends up by the end of the month.

Kat will be doing short 3,4, or 5 line poems no syllable counts of rhymes, starting with the word ‘August’ on the first day. The last word of the poem will be the first word of day two’s poem, and so on until the end of the month.

Finally I shall be doing all types of poetry but each poem will start with the last word in the preceding poem.

Today’s poem is a rant from the heart.

Image from Pixabay

Not.

Not for want of trying, I

Have spread my wings,to learn to fly.

Not for want of doing right

I’ve raged and screamed against the night

Not only for myself

I’ve questioned the distribution of wealth .

Not for my grandchildren but also me

I tried to set the opposed free

And scrape the plastic from the sea.

Not just on a whim

I’ve pointed out our leaders sins.

Not for want of trying and I am not alone.

I’ve wept for the tired planet we call home.

Not to any avail.

19 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jordan
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 09:28:50

    Poignant, Willow! 🙏💞

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 09:36:19

    Filled with failed hope… Keep hoping 💜🙏🏼

    Reply

  3. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 10:48:41

    Thoughtful poem Willow. It is an unjust world and you captured that feeling so well.

    Reply

  4. Kat Myrman
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 12:00:06

    I LOVE this Willow!!! ❤️💜❤️

    Reply

  5. Jane Dougherty
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 13:02:35

    Not for want of trying, Willow.

    Reply

  6. Dale
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 16:58:49

    So very well done, Willow..

    Reply

  7. Betty Hayes Albright
    Aug 12, 2018 @ 20:56:33

    Willow, I’m with you…. Sometimes I feel such despair over this world of ours. 😢 Must maintain hope though, and keep on trying. We must! 🌸 ❤️❤️❤️

    Reply

  8. Lynz Real Cooking
    Aug 13, 2018 @ 18:17:10

    Wow amazing sister 😃

    Reply

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