Happy Poetry Friday and Happy May!
I’m sharing a poem that’s very new, and that I worked on over the last day or two. It’s a prompt that Michelle Heidenrich Barnes gave us at her blog, Today’s Little Ditty, at the beginning of National Poetry Month. The prompt is from Patrice Vecchione’s Book, My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice, that Michelle generously shared with us over the month. We were to write a poem of gratitude related to the topic of These are the hands. I think I could fill pages about all these brave hands…
THESE BRAVE HANDS
May brings more quarantine hands working for us each day…
Thank you brave faming hands planting seeds and growing food to feed us
Thank you brave warehouse hands stocking items and filling our orders
Thank you brave postal worker hands sorting our mail and delivering it every day
Thank you brave delivery worker hands making all our deliveries
Thank you brave volunteer hands packaging and distributing food for our hungry
Thank you brave journalist hands keeping us informed in our small world
Thank you brave media and arts hands fueling our Internets and bringing us art
Thank you brave teacher hands teaching our children online while sharing hope
Thank you brave first responder hands for rescuing and caring for those in need
Thank you brave civic worker hands that keep our municipalities running daily
Thank you brave grocery worker hands filling our orders in stores and online
Thank you brave essential worker hands for taking care of all of us everyday
Thank you brave medical worker hands caring for our sick and trying to heal them
And there are many more brave hands to thank,
let’s add to this list,
for all these brave hands
help us through each
precious new day…
© 2020 Michelle Kogan
A little haiku and sketch to welcome in May–
And the petals are a lovely deep purplish-red, waiting patiently to be painted…
P.S. I offered the last line to the 2020 Progressive Poem on Thursday, and a WIP banjo rendition to accompany the poem. Thanks to all who visited!
Liz at her blog Elizabeth Steinglass is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Liz! I’m looking forward to what you’ll be sharing… Be sure to stop by for lots more poetry!
And a little uplifting music to take you out…
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.