Friday, April 14, 2017

Shoot for the Moon...and Beyond

PAD Challenge day 14: For today’s prompt, pick a popular saying and make that the title of your poem; then, write your poem.
Norman Vincent Peale — 'Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.'

Keen passion’s flame that aims at fancy aiming for the stars
And will the truth of youth to more than blips on calendars
Let being’s beauty of dream-duty’s duel fuel life
And drink the ink of poetry to calm the qualms of strife

War for far more than war of words; this roar of dust-to-dust
Soon lies annulled; its prizes culled of care’s extinguished trust
Shoot for the moon; high noon and June’s polished turquoise and gold
Always falls prey to end-of-day and ploys of growing old

Take time to make from rhyme and mime of tick-tock filigree
After its said-and-done is said and done, love-poetry
Find fond remembrances to dance with on dusk’s shadowed sod
Phrase thankfulness to praise and raise its worship-lays to God

© Janet Martin

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