World Poetry Day
Hello my WA family all over the world! Hope everyone is doing well! I fell like crap but I am resting. I don't have the Coronavirus. Just a mean sore throat and body aches but no fever.
I was just told something from a member here (Mickey/Mick18) at WA, that as a writer I should've known but was unaware of. Each day I learn something new from Wealthy Affiliate and all of you here.
Today Is World Poetry Day!
"Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures." ~~ United Nations
Today, March 21 was proclaimed World Poertry Day by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO at their 30th general assembly in 1999.
So in honor of World Poetry Day - March 21, 2020, twenty-one years after it's proclamation, I would like to share with you another one of my poems. Oh, so I know it's not Friday, but you can thank Mickey for this one!
(by Barbara McGinley)
Just two strangers when this all began
Not knowing what it would become
Nor what the years would bring.
The ups the downs
The ins and outs
Yet here we are still hangin’ ‘round and hangin’ on…
To something neither of us understands.
The why and the how
The fantasy and the realty.
We’ve gone over and over and over it
Time and time again.
It still works out to be the same in the end.
Nothing we do and nothing we say
Not even our love
Can make it go away.
Nine years now we’ve been at this dance
Hoping that maybe, just maybe
One day there will be a chance.
To be free to embrace
What our feelings cannot touch
Two hearts beating together without disgrace.
Unexplained and uncontrolled
The tears come now
Like flood raging waters from deep within my soul.
Please make your own contribution to World Poetry Day. You can write your own poem, or not or just share something about the day or comment on my poem, for that matter. Anything you would like. Be as creative as posible. That's what today is all about~~~CREATIVITY!