"I am hearing poetry when awake,
dreaming poetry when asleep,
breathing poetry with each breath,
I am living in a poem."
If not for grace, I could be her- I like the slight change here ~ Still the ending line brings it home, ouch ~Lovely share Susie ~ Thanks for participating in Sunday's challenge ~ Happy weekend ~
This was very thoughtfully done, as the form of the poem reflects you being able to see yourself when you look at another. Very nice.
Good job on a thoughtful palindrome. The repetition ads real strength to the message I think.
You've got me! That is exactly how guilt/fear works, forward and back into reflection. And a good plot for a play.
Oh, my gosh. This is amazing, Susie. Goosebumps at the depth of meaning that the flip-side brings...you make me want to try and approach another with this concept in mind. Well done!
Guilt has a habit of re-visiting the mind and soul. That return routine is beautifully captured in this poem.
Brava! Well done, Susie .. love the coming full circle element.
I like meaningful repetition...
Oooh, the message hits home when spoken in this form. Good one, kiddo!
I admire this very much, Susie
This always breaks my heart when I see a homeless person because a few quarters it isn't a long-term solution that preserves their dignity and increases their independence. I always feel I need to do more like find them a job or help them get training. Something substantial that doesn't just assuage my own guilt but actually benefits them. The new prompt is up if you are interested =)
Guilt indeed. Streets are filled with them... and plenty of possibilities to feel guilt.
Such moments of intense awareness do provide the reverse possibility so clearly: If not for the Grace of God, go I.
Nicely done, Susie. My church sponsored a thing for homeless people, and I noticed that most of the volunteers seemed to think they were these nice people doing something help "them", the homeless, as if we weren't all one job, one diagnosis, one bad break away from being on the other side of things.
If not for grace... loved that line... and so true
Well done on the form coming full circle. I can feel your emotion here, the conflicted feelings ...
Your words in reverse emphasize the message. Powerful. My greatest fear has always been impoverished, no home or means of support. She could be me too. Wow.
Really well done, Susie.
I came t-h-i-s close to being that person. Long story, appearing elsewhere in this blog, but it was too close for comfort. There but for the Grace of God go I.An excellent write, Susie.K
Felt a lot of compassion in those few lines. Very well done!
Yes, the reflection backwards pulls at one's heart strings! Profound Susie :D
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