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National Poetry Writing Month #30


On Endings

For the final day of National Poetry Writing Month

Being neither Whitman nor Frost,
we have come anyway,
to this place of words,
to this gathering of minds
brought to us by a digital world
that even cummings’ imagination
did not lay onto an altered page.

Equalized by these aughts and ones
that string together like DNA,
this man-made code that awes us,
leads us, Babel-like, too close
to the throne of God,

we are drawn to the light
of our touchable screens
like moths yet to be burned,
seeking connection or truth,
the litany of an age long since
numb to what it knows

of blood and tears and war,
forever proving the depths
to which a species given choice
will fall.  We rise

to forgiveness with humbled hearts,
kept honest by our love of words,
and the peace of a yoke
laid upon us by a God
willing to die.

 

Ramona Levacy
April 30, 2013

Thanks for joining me on this journey of 30 days straight of poetry writing.  Congratulations to everyone who took up the challenge!  May we poets continue to grow in number and the love of a well-turned phrase never die.

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Author:

I am a 40-something Texan with a feisty cat and a supportive husband of 20 years. With a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, I have taught creative writing at Texas Tech, won awards for my writing and been blessed to be mentored by Horn Professor and poet Dr. Walt McDonald. I earn a living by helping my husband's family run a health food store, but my avocation is writing. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my triumphs and tragedies as I continue to work on figuring out what life is all about and on growing my ability to share my writing. May your own journey be a blessed one.

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