A ‘puente’ poem
Moments too often come When existence feels worthless My living feels worthless I'm worthless; and then I want to protect you From myself; to be alive For you; to make Sure you know: ~There's nothing scary hiding under your bed~ There's nothing you can't achieve There's nothing you can't accomplish There's nothing you can't conquer There's nothing holding you back There's no lurking trauma In living your life to the utmost There's no detriment In living fully as yourself
W3 poetry prompt
This week’s W3 poetry prompt, hosted by Tanmay Philip, is to:
- Write a “Puente” poem;
- The middle stanza should contain the title of a song;
- You can add more words to the middle stanza if you wish.
*OOPS! I just realized that the prompt was to use the title of a song… and I accidentally used a line from the song I selected… I’ll write another “puente” poem and submit that one for W3.
I selected a line from Paul Simon’s song ‘Father and Daughter’.
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48 thoughts on “Father, or: Daughter”
Deep… but you’re never worthless- daughters give fathers their hearts- only because you’re worthy of it.
🤎🙏🏻 SG 🙏🏻🤎 ~ thanks!
I absolutely love this! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, David! You made my day 😀
💗🙏🏻 Sanaa 🙏🏻💗 ~ thanks!
touching and beautiful David and your song choice is perfect.
Can’t wait till she reads and listens to this someday!
🧡🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻🧡
There are certainly things to be frightened, but not under the bed. Strong write David… ✌🏼❣️
💚🙏🏻 Rob 🙏🏻💚
So beautiful! I’m gonna cry…..
💜🙏🏻 Terveen 🙏🏻💜
What a meaningful, heart-touching post, David! A gorgeous poem and a lovely video! ❤
💙🙏🏻 Cheryl 🙏🏻💙
Love this beautifully written and heartfelt teaching
~There’s nothing scary hiding under your bed~
There’s nothing you can’t achieve There’s nothing you can’t accomplish
There’s nothing you can’t conquer There’s nothing holding you back There’s no lurking trauma In living your life to the utmost
There’s no detriment In living fully as yourself
For the young child, older man/woman.
💕🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💕
Nice one, David. 🙂
🤎🙏🏻 Aishwarya 🙏🏻🤎
🤍🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻🤍
This is such a beautiful poem, David. You paint a picture here, filled with such striking contrast. The depressed father who suddenly gains hope when he gazes at the apple of his eye. And the middle stanza works so well here.
🧡🙏🏻 Tanmay 🙏🏻🧡
Loved this, David❤
❤️🙏🏻 Vidah 🙏🏻❤️