Friday, February 24, 2012
The Next Verse
Again a verse for the sake of you,
One more addition to the tired song
You strum across my heartstrings,
A lilting melody of hope
That always descends into despair.
I know there are new songs to compose,
New notes to fill the aching emptiness,
But you have always been the tune
That I just can’t get out of my head.
Note: The prompt from Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads that helped shape this poem asked us to use the first line of a favorite poem as a jumping off point for writing our own poem. I found my inspiration in Ashes of Soldiers by Walt Whitman. Be sure to check it out as well, his poem was vastly different than mine!