I Walked A Mile

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I really like this simple but powerfully stated poem by Robert Browning Hamilton called “I Walked A Mile.”  It is only two stanzas but has a lot to say: 

“I walked a mile with Pleasure;
She chatted all the way
But left me none the wiser
For all she had to say.

I walked a mile with Sorrow;
And ne’er a word said she
But, oh! The things I learned from her,
When Sorrow walked with me.”

I completely agree with what he said in this poem for I have received many more blessings from Sorrow than ever I did from Pleasure!  Please share your thoughts with me on this poem!


Thorns Of Beauty

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 23

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“His mind’s all black thickets and blood.” – Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

Thorns Of Beauty

Thorns of beauty are the ones
that prick us deep to bleed
more than just one drop
they are the planted seed
that produces abundant crop

Strong vines holding gentle roses
with an aroma none can resist
to hold them and love them
is to know a pain so perfect
that captures a heart

And from this love one
can never depart instead
they become two vines entwined
as one force of power that overcomes
the black thickets of death
that roam this world lost and
thirsty for Love’s blood…

Drink of it like a fine aged wine
and these black thickets become
reborn into strong vines holding
gentle roses with thorns of beauty.

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Weaving Love’s Tapestry

Sammi Cox Weekend Writing Prompt #60 – Weave

Your poem / prose must contain this week’s word.  The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.  The length of your poem / prose must be 26 words.  No more.  No less.

Weaving Love's Tapestry

Weave into the world
Love’s Tapestry
a design of Light
that embroiders a heart
of love, compassion,
peace, acceptance
causing the earth’s axis
to become truth

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Her Breast Of Love

Jilly’s 28 Days Of Unreason Poetry – Day 22

Write a poem inspired by this quote:

“The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting insane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.”  Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

Cold Stone World

I’ve known the world to
nurse some and reject others
like an unwanted child
leaving them homeless and hungry
and wishing they would drop off
the face of this earth…

The insane attitudes have always
been the same…they never change
only now they are louder and more
provocative…love the rich hate the poor
making it harder for the poor to
survive in this cold stone world…

Is it no wonder we revert
back to Mother Nature
a Mother who accepts her
rejected children for who they are
and offers Her breast of love
to nurse the dispirited souls
that are so beautifully flawed.

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