one design
shackles, forging links
of strength, to keep one powerless?

Why is it so difficult for
us to touch someone
with softness
and bonds

* * * * *

This poem was written in response to the prompt at Poetic Asides to write a big picture poem.  I have also used a prompt from Sunday Scribblings, design, and One Single Impression, shackles.

15 thoughts on “Why?

  1. Ron, thank you. I saw someone else do a Fibonacci this way, and it seemed appropriate to try it out here. I think we can hope as long as we can ask the questions.

    Stan, your comments made me laugh and cry at the time. So true.

    Irene, thanks. I think it worked well here.


  2. Paula, thank you for “and then reduced back down to one thing: love.” You said that very well.

    Amy, thank you. I’m experimenting more with forms lately. I’m leaning towards the syllabic ones; they seem to work for me. Thank you for catching the shackles and bonds connection. I’ve been waiting for someone to comment on that.

    Linda, thank you. Form’s important, but it’s the content that makes it.


  3. Tilly, thank you. I think we need to simplify what appears complicated.

    Harshad, I agree. The mind sometimes gets in the way of the heart, which could “know” better.

    Kim, thank you. “Brilliant” is such a lovely word.


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