Every day in October, I’m sharing poetry-writing inspiration, exercises, and prompts on jordanelisheva.com for the #31poems challenge. This is the poem I wrote in response to today’s prompt:
I love your way with words.
I love the way you see the world
and see to share your view,
recording word-pictures —
your mind’s eye your camera lens.
I love how you seek out the beautiful
without denying the existence of the ugly;
how you recognize that the splendor of light
is seen best in stark contrast to darkness.
I love how you write your own story
without trying to control the narrative;
simply recording the plot twists
as a way to celebrate triumph over conflict.
I love the way you use your words to heal
and encourage and strengthen,
using your gift to bless others…
using it to bless me.
I love your way with words
For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this poem, visit today’s #31poems post.