Well my friends, you’ve asked, and here it is. Our next Poem Collaboration will be: I REMEMBER…
What I love about this open ended topic is that we can write endlessly from any point of our lives. I can write a stream of consciousness without stopping, any memory that comes to me or focus on a specific age. No rules!
So here’s how to participate:. Just as before, you can add your contribution in the comment section of this poem, & I will place them in the order they come as soon as I possibly can. I will put your name (contributor) at the end of the piece in the same color as your contribution and the names will be in the same order as well. In a week, I will post the collaboration as a whole. (But we can always keep adding on!) Happy writing! ~ Marie
Today is August 1st, new beginnings. for a brandy new month, my 100th POST! I was inspired with these words from a poem by Micheline,Jean Louis and she agreed to start us off! We are going to go with the anaphora (repeating phrase) as well. It keeps the message thriving!!! Happy writing.
The World Needs
Compassion Understanding Tolerance Integrity And Forgiveness,from all of us to become habitable for all walk of life.
The world needs Love Hope Child-like wonder Pure Joy Acceptance of one another And their humanness.
small birds that sit in teacups kettle drums with occasional hiccups friendly spiders and long-leggity beasties times of wonder free and easy
the world needs computers to aid in our building invisible bridges to faraway countries sheep with their legs one at each corner and cows that stand up to tell us it’s warmer
the world needs our loving and people forgiving laughter to flow out in healing believing dreams to come true under stars safe our nights and days where we learn to make friends not fight
and now most of all the world needs our time to notice to care when we’re doing just fine to reach out a hand sit on the grass have patience to learn ways of beetle and wasp
the world needs koalas cute grinning from trees fluffy-head thistles kind old dock leaves wolves to sing home again in joy rain or sunny and bear to gurr happiness with nosefuls of honey
the world needs stories to tell and to grow adventurers wild and those who stay home in fire and earth ocean and storm what the world needs always is everyone to care.
The World Needs:
Belief Teaches my heart that All is Possible, All is Ready Standing, Waiting upon my own Acceptance, My own Belief, my own Unfettering Faith To Set Free the wheels of the universe And Create my Heart’s Desire; Yet in this dark and weary place, Where fear crushes dreams And doubt hangs hopes, What is Remarkably Possible if often considered improbable, And Faith sits down in the shadows, her hands tied. The slippery slope of lost Hope Dashes Charisma against the rocks and shakes Vigor to the core; Compressing Life to only what is seen, felt, heard. Lost are the Whispers, Lost are the PotentPromises that Move Mountains, Lost are the Smiles of Satisfaction and Purpose. Still, even in this dark place, where Angels wait, muted by skepticism; When all is clouded o’re and dim, One Word shall Lift the Indomitable Spirit, One Affirmation will Raise the Irrepressible Soul; Shattering cynicism, Collapsing disbelief, And Building Bridges to the Unimagined.
Courage and a cheerful smile, Kind hearts that go the extra mile.
Beauty in the human heart Reflected in our work and art
Vision to prize higher goals, Love purity and long lost souls.
Minds that will meet you more than half, A good old-fashioned belly laugh.
Hope when we hang on the edge of a funnel Light at the end of the darkest tunnel
The helping hand to pull us out, Forgive, restore, remove our doubt
Triumphal music of the spheres To melt away the hurtful years
Courage to conquer Giant Despair And reflect God’s goodness everywhere.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!!!
What do you think the world needs?
Just as before, you can add your contribution in the comment section of this poem, & I will place them in the order they come. I will put your name (contributor) at the end of the piece in the same color as your contribution and the names will be in the same order as well. Happy writing!
When my daughters were growing up, we had Friday Night Pizza, and they always, always, always put on a dance or a play. Oftentimes, these kids (6 or 7 pre-teen girls) would put on Fractured Fairy Tales. We video taped them because they were incredibly creative, and it validated the girls to keep on writing and creating, and it kept them out of trouble.
Here’s how it works: You take one of your favorite fairy tale characters, and you write the story from their point of view, much like the book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. If it’s an evil character, you plead their innocence. If it’s a sweet character, you show their shadowy side…all in the name of fun. This exercise reminds us that EVERY CHARACTER HAS REDEEMING QUALITIES and FATAL FLAWS. It’s good for novel writing too!
THE PLUS ONE! – Do this same exercise with CHARACTERS FROM YOUR book. It’s a fun, safe way to explore and also a chance to really get to know your characters.
Plus Two – Get your kids in on writing with you – You could write these fractured fairy tales together. I’ve done this with four year olds because their imaginations are free to roam!