Tuesday 3 May 2016

NaPoWriMo Day 25 –poetic prompt

Day 25

Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Experience the journey – simply not a fight
May 31, 2011
Refracting rainbow's colours arrange
Each person a prism life souls exchange
Challenge us, prompt us, lead us to life
Our soul's point of view cuts like a knife
There are schisms between us unembraced
Decades pass still they're unerased
Is it the destination that really truly matters
Or the journey along as friend and foe scatters?
Embrace all you endure for they are only lessons
'Tis true I can share all my old confessions
We must keep moving forward despite aches and pains
As wisdom accrues like flying paper planes


I've always fought against this poem by Dylan Thomas, despite enjoying it!

Do not go gentle into that good night
Rage, rage against the dying of the light


Nancy J said...

I hope so much you are saving, printing, and having a book of your poems. This is so tender, and so true, reading it, I know it can relate to every one, if they look into their own lives .

Red said...

But if you live by some of the ideas in the poem you will have some reasonable success in life instead of failure by making little effort.

William Kendall said...

That's a good take on the poem.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A goodly reinterpretation! YAM xx

Debbie said...

A good writing, it made me think!!!!!

Hootin Anni said...

The line about lessons in life is best in my opinion. Must embrace it one day at a time.

Great photo.