Passion Placement

“As if we could hear
music inside the words.” Gail Newman, Trust

We erect walls
Cause some like utopian colors
While I like pastels
I used my passion to set a fire
And watched the flames molest
Now I just light a spark
And let it do the rest
Brick by brick
We fill our ears
With words we’d rather never hear
Though muffled and masked
We chisel walls
Sometimes the difference
Between that and a hardened heart
Is no difference at all

Still catching up with Tuesday prompt

So for this Poetics prompt I’ve selected some final lines of poetry. Choose ONE and write your poem as continuation where the poet left off, thematically, in the same mood, rather than literally. Give special thought to your own final lines:-

I used the last lineof her poem at the top of my poem. It came from the poem “Trust” by Gail Newman.

I have no idea if I did this correctly, but someone will tell me. It is a poem.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to Passion Placement

  1. You followed the prompt perfectly. I really like this poem, it’s striking sparks off various ideas I’ve been mulling over for a while. It’s that contrast between the protective wall and the hardened heart – they come from different energies but have the same end result on our actions. I find that really interesting.


  2. I think those walls come from fear mostly… but if we let our hard go hard it’s still there.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    This is incredibly deep and profound! 💝💝.


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