#OctPoWriMo (day 11) Playing With Words

DAY 11

Prompt ~ Playing With Words

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For day 11, I chose the alternative prompt, playing with words. It offered me the opportunity to play with one of my favorite writing apps, WordPalette. I suppose it’s much like magnetic poetry, you have words to choose from, to do with them as you please, and sometimes it turns out pretty cool, other times, not so much.

This one is a little in-between, but it says something.

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Shadows and light,

superimposed humanity.

Ghosts of the past,

no longer living,

not completely dead,

their voices scattered,

fractured, waiting to be heard.

Memories and madness

trapped beyond the veil,

interrupted existence,

desperate with regret,

seeking to save souls,

looking down upon the living,

they see walking dead.

If they would hear,

if they would listen,

it might not be too late,

they are drowning

in their own noise

in the cacophony

they create,

trapped inside a bubble

they’re not willing to break.

The dead now know,

know too well,

too late,

they see the living

scream without being heard,

shouting to the deaf,

meaningless sounds,

the protests, the discord,

the right and the wrong,

nothing more than a soundtrack

to fill voids the noise can never fill.

If only they would

welcome silence,

they would hear

the echoes of the past

pleading from the nothingness

of what awaits

the beating hearts below,

listen to us,

hear our plea,

find a way to peace,

find a different way to be.

The day is coming,

the winds of change

are raging,

and soon the rains will fall,

hang on tightly to each other,

your differences won’t matter

when the waves come crashing down,

and they’ll come crashing down on all.

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Previous Challenge Posts ~

#OctPoWriMo 2017
Day 1 – How Did You Get here?

Day 2 – We Write Because We Must

Day 3 – Cherita Poem – Metal

Day 4 – Where Does Poetry Hide?

Day 5 – Bête Noire – Now I Understand

Day 6 – Don’t Forget to Breathe

Day 7 – The Lines We Cannot See

Day 8 – What do you know, and how do you know it?

Day 9 – Twisted Wonderland

Day 10 – Choose Them With Care

 

4 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo (day 11) Playing With Words

  1. Pingback: #OctPoWriMo (day 12) Beneath the Poet Tree | The Qwiet Muse

  2. “Play is the establishment and exploration of relationship.” – Gregory Bateson

    Playing with words we are indeed establishing and exploring the relationships among them and between us and them. And, letting in a bit, or a lot, of the random, casting, one way or another, the linguistic dice, is definitely part of the fun.

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