Write a Poem Inspired by the Word “Tentative”

I am playing catch-up today. I did not write yesterday. We were out enjoying spring weather, cherry blossoms, and herons. Yesterday’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s blog was to write a Tentative poem. Click on the link to read more and to post your own. It’s never too late (or you can go straight to today’s prompt.)

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 3 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Tentative

It’s the first film

our fathers took,

fiddling with the

unfamiliar controls

of the camera,

trembling

with unaccustomed

excitement, knowing

there would

only be one chance,

without clumsy

reenactment, to catch

the mythic occasion,

as we, clinging

for dear life, to our

mother’s forefingers,

stretch our unsteady

legs and, tentative,

let go.

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Write a Letting Go Poem

Here’s a second poem for Two-fer Tuesday on the Poetic Asides blog. This one is about letting go. Forgiveness is the true ticket to freedom.

2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 20 | Gathering Poem | Letting Go | WritersDigest.com.

Letting Go

What she meant

to do

to me

when she did it

I don’t

really know

but I really suspect.

The intent

to hurt

was worse than the deed,

since I

never meant

any harm to her.

In the end,

however,

It doesn’t matter.

To carry

her farther

would do me no good.

Though she’ll

never know,

I now forgive her.

Like a balloon

released

I am let go.

via 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 20 | Gathering Poem | Letting Go | WritersDigest.com.