NaPoWriMo 27 – We Still Hope

Today’s NaPoWriMo challenge is to write a poem based on a photo prompt. Several photos were included as optional prompts; I chose the snowy city scene because the rampant snow of the polar vortex had such an impact on my life this past winter.





We Still Hope

by Jan Brown


we still fret

though winter’s gone

scattered detritus

a harsh reminder

like the shrapnel strewn

in bloody fields of war


we still wonder

what’s become of the leaves

trees bud

but do not blossom

like a growing child

but stunted


we still worry

how the Earth will heal

though welcome, spring’s new warmth

is not enough

like a candle flickering

before it dies


we still hope

spring flora will bloom

summer fires won’t burn

winter snows will be kinder

like seasons of our youth

in fading memory




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