Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sole Survivor Sonnet

Poetics Aside PAD Challenge day 14:
It’s time for our second Two-for-Tuesday prompt. If you’re new to these challenges, you can pick either one prompt or the other. Or decide to do both. Your choice.
For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:
  1. Write a sonnet or other traditional form poem. I specifically mention the sonnet, because it’s day 14 and the sonnet traditionally has 14 lines. But any other traditional form (villanelle, triolet, sestina, etc.) would work as well.
  2. Write an anti-sonnet or other traditional form poem. If you’re anti-form, good news! You can vent about it in a poem–or just write a poem that attacks form and structure of any kind (even beyond poetics). Anarchy poems?

Busyness, sick kids and a half-sick me took priority over poetry:)
A little catching up to do!

Some of my friends love the show Survivor.
I have never watched it but
the gist of it is a competition to be, at the finish, the sole survivor?

Southward and northward and eastward and west
Scatter the peoples of earthy conquest
Faith-fear, joy-sorrow wrest, test and applaud
Upward and upward and upward to God

Trust, ah, we must but man’s dust is not eased
Into this Solace where Heart is appeased
Tender surrender spars with stubborn pride
Self like a monarch not meekly denied

Over the crest of the grave footsteps pound
Man is not slave to a hole in the ground
Southward or northward, east, west though we trod
Mortal moves forward, upward toward God

Knowledge and ignorance dance, lover-blind
Faith the sole soul-survivor, God-designed

© Janet Martin

 For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him?
 His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?

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