Longing: Non-WordPress Prompt for the Day

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Knowing this was the first time in over 4 years that I haven’t had a WordPress daily prompt to follow, forgottenman gave me this one.  If you’d like to join me, just post your blog and then give a link to your blog in my comments section. Being that this is also Open Link Night in dVerse poets, if you are writing a poem, you can also link it HERE. Be sure to use the Mr. Linky bar given on this site to link your poem.

I will list links to other new prompt sites as I discover them tomorrow.

Longing

This morning’s church bells’ constant bongings
woke me to familiar longings.
Coded as they were in dreams,
when I awoke, they split their seams
and spilled into my conscious thought.
Futile to yearn for what I’m not.
No longer young or lithe or trim,
no passions spilling from my brim.
No husband, mother, father, lover.
No guardians to watch and hover.
I’ve grown away from most of life,
connections severed as with a knife.
Still, I do not long for these.
I do not pray on bended knees
for what is past or what is lost,
for I know pining’s pain and cost.
My longing, now, is just to see
what life’s plot is left to me.

The prompt today was longing.

9 thoughts on “Longing: Non-WordPress Prompt for the Day

  1. rogershipp

    I have missed The Prompt as well. I am trying something mush smaller, and you are welcome to participate. Here’s the invitation:

    If you think you are going to miss The Daily Post as much as I found myself missing it today, here is an invitation…

    Have you missed The Daily Post? If you have, please visit Daily Addictions. It might be what you are looking for to get you through your withdrawal?

    I hope you don’t find me pushy… It’s not meant to be.

    Just an invitation…

    Check out Daily Addictions: https://dailyaddictions542855004.wordpress.com/

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    Reply

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