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.

 

Source: NaPoWriMo.net

Source: NaPoWriMo.net

 

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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