The Seventh W3 Poetry Prompt

The prompt poem from last week:

‘Work in Progress’ by Sarah David

Family: work in progress.
Like tree branches arching, you will grow:
the forks you choose for each limb unknown
until you reach the intersecting valleys,
relying on gentle hands and histories.
Father’s journey: tapestry of mysteries;
Mother’s stories: secreted into galleries.
All life’s answers unneeded to go.
Love, dirt, and time; our truth will follow.
Family: work in progress.

Sarah’s prompt guidelines
12 lines or shorter; Includes a contrast in images or ideas.

My friends had a mom and dad
I had a mom, a bio-dad, and stepdad numbers 1 – 7
My friends had family vacations
I had some Sunday afternoon drives

My friends kids had the latest trendy outfits
I made my kids’ clothes
My friends flew their kids to vacations
I took my kids to parks and libraries

My friends acquiesced to their spouses policies
I made decisions for myself
My friends lived the lives they grew up with
I’ve lived a totally different experience

Written for the Skeptic’s Kaddish W3-7.


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