opened doors – a poem

Side Note:

I’m taking part in the 2014 PAD challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Today’s Poem is to:

For today’s prompt, write an explanatory poem. Back when I took dozens of creative writing courses in college, the mantra was, “Show, don’t tell.” Well, today’s prompt is sort of different–in a way–in that it’s a tell poem, or explaining poem, though how and what you explain may vary a great deal.

Instead of writing for NaNoWriMo, I’ve decided to make these poems inspired by the second draft of my work-in-progress, currently titled “Arch Villains”. It will also be posted in the PAD Challenge post.

Bridge in the Fog

Bridge in the Fog

Opened Doors

It started simply
with a dream.
A vision of
a peaceful society.
The more explored,
the better the idea became.
Held close to the chest
at first
it was too good too share.
As the dream grew
excitement built
palatable passion
persuaded people
to join the cause.
Opportunities opened up.
They were seized
stepped through,
stepped on,
until there was nothing left
but the vision.
An ideology so resonant
the followers provided
means and accountability
until it dawned,
a new day before us
where we could shed
our disturbing ways
taking on the mantle
we were always
meant to wear.

How about you?

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This post was first published at 2014/11/16.

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