Prompt: Creation

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from

Please help me finish this poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme, and I will add your entry to this post with your blog link and avatar name.

And please try to keep your entry under 16 lines.

If you like an entry, please like it on the writer’s blog as well.  If there are writers who don’t have their entries posted on their blog, please check out some of their other posts. 🙂

I look forward to reading all of your creative responses!
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Blog: Southern Writer

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from sensation,

Then, I’d create one rainbow,
With colors from all nations,
We’d be together, let’s make it so,
A sensational creation!

  – Southern Writer
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Blog: My Poems

Creation

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
the ether
And the imagination of Athena
I’ll make the world a patina
Of transparent gooey spaces
Especially the darkest side of man
That reflects man’s inhumanity to man,
Nature too – for we are one
With her, whether we choose to be
Or not, we are all of matter stock
Product of the same creation story.
If we knew, we’d be nicer
Don’t you think?

  – Wordcipher
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Blog: Ckonfab

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from

some faraway galaxies
I will create a world
where hatred, race, color,
and rage wouldn’t find its place
in the dictionary we grace

  – Shantanu Baruah
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Blog: J. Ojanpera

Creation

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
a source
That no one else has discovered
What might I create?

Shall I perfect the body and run
Without stopping, maybe hover
Create planetary balance again
Perhaps make the perfect drug

What does man really need now?
I could brew a potion for peace
A machine to thin out the weeds
Design a master key to release

Creation could be an open mouth
Spilling truth that no one wants
Unbound and without their tact
Letting it flow to fill the cracks

  – J. Ojanpera
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Blog: The Reinvention of Self

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
the manifestation
Of all knowledge good and bad

  – Saltofthaearth
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Blog: Bina Pillai

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
God,
Then I’d build a beautiful world,
Free from sufferings, worries and pain!

There would be no poverty, no sickness or agony,
Everyone would be happy and have food in plenty,
Where women walk down the dark road safely at night,
And people protect children with all their might!

There would be no abuse, marriages would last,
The world would shine with fairness, justice and no lies,
No cheating, no killing, no rapes, no fears,
No shortage, no slavery, a lively free happy society!

No one to compete, everyone would compliment,
Neighbours help each other and trust everyone,
There was no sorrow or pain, and no one vain,
Then Joy, peace and tranquility only remain!

  – Bina/Bhina Pillai
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Blog: KEM’s Writing

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
the Gods,
The world would fear no longer,
The growing pain of deathly odds.

The world would be freed,
From its dominating poison.
Justice would be dealt,
And the sun would surely brighten.

Forests would return in full,
And water would be there for all.
Fields would grow many crops,
And rain would always fall on call.

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from Above,
I’d end our world’s many problems,
And save our race with Love.

  – KEMwriting
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Blog: Shannon Writes Stuff

Writing Prompt from Cubby

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
above
I’d make this world a happy place
Infuse all souls with love
I’d like to teach the world to sing
And banish every tear
If I had the power of creation
I’d wipe out all the fear

  – Shannon N Hovey
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Blog: Disembogue

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
an eagle
Would I get creative?
With imagination borrowed
Without beginning nor an end
Mounting high
To soar on wings
Would I?
Power is not to possess
Strength is not to borrow
With imagination borrowed
I would not.

  – Wren
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Blog: Stained by the Spirit

If I had the power of creation
The strength borrowed from
great nations
I would turn three heavens clockwise
on the dime

But borrowed power wants it’s master
And it flees a user’s plaster
Won’t be bound by unknown hands
Unfit to fuse

It won’t expose, Release it’s story
To the one who wants vain Glory
Power knows it’s only bent in
Loving hands

Creation’s power, Heart of stone
For the one who loves his throne
But the heart that gives it back
Creation’s home

  – Stained by the Spirit
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Blog: Distracted Pastor Ramblings

Prompted Poem

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
Ancient powers beyond my station
I would weep for all
And seek to do no one harm.

  – Robert D
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Blog: Life’s Reactions, Enduring Passions, Regrettable Actions

The Power of Creation

If I had the power of creation,
strength borrowed from
thy holy father’s foundation
Bless it to be this unshakable reunification
inspirations elevation forged in the fires of loves edification

This new birth the manifestation of collective cooperation
with renewed dedication the power of unities affirmation
Striking down the hostile implications of toxic invocations
embodying truth! confirmation! a new enlighten denomination

Participation! inflammatory fraternization, immoral anticipations
the ramifications of antagonistic offertory oracle orations.
The refectory degradation verification! regulatory denunciations
The dawn of a new day trepidation replaced with a new vibration

Skepticism polarization the popularization of invalidation
succumb to a rising sense of salvation through sanctification
Prosperity with moralities integration reasonable expectation
This new power of creation God approves with a standing ovation.

  – sandymancan
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Blog: What Dreams May Come

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
Mother Nature,
I would breathe a breath of fresh air across the world,
and send a gentle rain to wash it clean

  – Kevin Parish
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Blog: A Wise Woman’s Journey

The Only Choice…

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
life’s experiences
I would change the only one I can
By the grace of God’s mighty hand

I would have sought more wisdom to be better
Instead of remain imprisoned by pain and anger’s fetter
I would have loved harder by Divine’s command
Instead of shielding my heart with bitter reprimand

This was my past and by paid ransom is finished
And by its power do good so evil is continually diminished
For I cannot change others only use my free will by choice
To follow the commands of whispers from Love’s inner voice

One day at a time seeking to be more like the Son
To touch another’s soul so their torment will be done
And pray for the eternal reaction of a domino effect
That one soul at a time has love and peace be their affect.

  – awisewomansjourney
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Blog: Words by Soberflight

Creation

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
the blazing sun,
I’d start the world over again,
Life as it had begun.

I’d try to remove the one small thing
That eventually brought us to ruin,
And that, I believe, is egotistical pride
In ourselves and what we’ve been doing.

I know God’s plan was better than this,
Eden was a beautiful place.
I almost think His one mistake
Was creating the whole human race.

  – soberflight
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Blog: Embracing Awkwardness

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed
from happiness
Would blossom hearts of beings
Strapped with tidings of a past
Belonging to lands hunted with misery
Hidden in plain sight to all
Shadowed with the power of creation
Dotingly strengthened through
Hunted tears of a present.

  – Joseph
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Blog: mycreatorscreation

If I had the power of Creation
Strength borrowed from
my Savior
I’d try to recreate what was stolen
Hoping to change human behavior.

If I had the power of Creation
Strength borrowed (given) from my Best Friend
Joy, peace, harmonious living,
Of those there would be no end.

  – Leola Durant
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Blog: The Secret Lantern

If I Had

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
godly err,
I’d bring the light into the darkness
And through its lens compare
Either giving mankind to harshness
Or leaving my choices bare.

  – Garret
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Blog: Manas Shome Writes

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
the inner self,
That manifests the universe divine,
Where good and bad are two faces of Him.
I create the “good” and sit back tight,
The bad emerges from its own hollows,
Behold the dark who destroys the twins,
For it exhumes the eternal heavenly light.
I take that light in the self,
Giving birth to the spiral of life,
A life that beckons the unbridled freedom,
Created of alluring chimes of love.

  – manasshome
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Blog: Where Lilies Lie

Creation as Destruction

If I had the power of creation
Strength borrowed from
destruction
No one would be safe
From perfection’s restless chafe

If more knowledge than can be read
I had stored up within my head
No one would be heard
For mine would be the word

And all of life’s plan-less beauty
Would fold in ordered serenity
I would lend enough hope
To support the hanging rope

  – hawthornepassage
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Blog:  Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from a burning sun;
That star or stars ever falling
Whose spark exits in everyone,

If I had the power of creation
I would form thoughts with words
As we each create with each vibration,
As we cause light-beams to curve,

Within me is a burning flame
That molds my life each day,
Each being part of formation
And creative interplay,

If I had the power of creation
Would I witness this myself;
Or, like a wave in the ocean,
See currents in everybody else?

  – Antonia Sara Zenkevitch
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Blog:  One With Clay, Image and Text

If I had the power of Creation,
Strength borrowed from quantum weft,
Desire of warp, I’d have
Chaos for breakfast,
Reason for lunch,
Sanguinity for supper, and
Then I would digest,
Metabolize,
And at Hell’s last excrete
A real world
Where souls are not created
But invited and allowed
To drift in
And sculpt.

  – onewithclay
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Blog:  Duodenum Eros

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from aching arms
The seeds would move me downwards
Underneath the Kingdom’s farms
And in the space between us
For creases sake some cinching bow
I’d trace this golden thread back through
The dancing undertow
Then warrantless not idle
Give a tug mycelium
You’d jiggle just the same as I
Return to where we’re from.

  – jjduval
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Blog: NobbinBlog

Rebirth

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from a mother
I’d see the rebirth of a nation
One where we cared for one another

No murder. No retaliation.
School kids wouldn’t shoot each other
Substance over sensation
We wouldn’t trample on our brother

We’d unify without complication
There’d be no grouping based on color
No gender discrimination
We’d uplift instead of smother

With peace and love as inspiration
We can grow under their cover
As we reach for global unification
If each eschews hatred to be a lover

  – Nobbinmaug
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Blog: Memoirs of Alexander

If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from Neptune
that devious, mistress of disillusion
oh what sweet chaos I would create
The skies and ocean would switch places
the moon would howl at the wolf for eternity
and I, I would go backwards in time
A trillion light years before galaxies were born.

  – Idara-abasi
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Blog:  RM Goldsmith Photography

If I had the power of creation,
The strength borrowed to form the foundation.

Layer by layer built upon love,
Who then could live there, destroying not this gentle dove.

For all I’ve known since my birth,
Is hatred, pain, and lonely dearth.

So I’m thankful this gift I do not have,
Let someone else this burden salve.

  – RM Goldsmith Photography
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93 thoughts on “Prompt: Creation

  1. Nice writing challenge. I’ve never even remotely had a knack for poetry, although I enjoy reading it. I look forward to the replies here.

    1. I look forward to the replies as well! Thank you for reading. 🙂

  2. If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from sensation,
    Then, I’d create one rainbow,
    With colors from all nations,
    We’d be together, let’s make it so,
    A sensational creation!

    1. That’s wonderful! Brought a huge smile to my face. Thank you. 🙂

  3. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from the ether
    And the imagination of Athena
    I’ll make the world a patina
    Of transparent gooey spaces
    Especially the darkest side of man
    That reflects man’s inhumanity to man,
    Nature too – for we are one
    With her, whether we choose to be
    Or not, we are all of matter stock
    Product of the same creation story.
    If we knew, we’d be nicer
    Don’t you think?

    1. I do think this is very nice! Love your creativity. 🙂

  4. If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from some faraway galaxies
    I will create a world where hatred, race, color, and rage wouldn’t find its place in the dictionary we grace

    1. Love your reply. That is indeed a beautiful world. Funny how it would possible if humans didn’t exist.

      1. I agree. I think there will be more sanity

  5. If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from
    the manifestation
    Of all knowledge good and bad

    1. The brevity of your words contains much depth. Great response. 🙂

  6. Bina/Bhina Pillai January 15, 2019 — 8:10 am

    If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from God,
    Then I’d build a beautiful world,
    Free from sufferings, worries and pain!

    There would be no poverty, no sickness or agony,
    Everyone would be happy and have food in plenty,
    Where women walk down the dark road safely at night,
    And people protect children with all their might!

    There would be no abuse, marriages would last,
    The world would shine with fairness, justice and no lies,
    No cheating, no killing, no rapes, no fears,
    No shortage, no slavery, a lively free happy society!

    No one to compete, everyone would compliment,
    Neighbours help each other and  trust everyone,
    There was no sorrow or pain, and no one vain,
    Then Joy, peace and tranquility only remain!

    1. You would create heaven here on earth. Beautifully written. 🙂

      1. Bina/Bhina Pillai January 15, 2019 — 9:29 am

        Thank you so much

    2. I love the positivity and goodness in it

  7. If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from the Gods,
    The world would fear no longer,
    The growing pain of deathly odds.

    The world would be freed,
    From its dominating poison.
    Justice would be dealt,
    And the sun would surely brighten.

    Forests would return in full,
    And water would be there for all.
    Fields would grow many crops,
    And rain would always fall on call.

    If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from Above,
    I’d end our world’s many problems,
    And save our race with Love.

    1. Love the message and love the rhymes. Beautiful flow. 🙂

  8. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from above
    I’d make this world a happy place
    Infuse all souls with love
    I’d like to teach the world to sing
    And banish every tear
    If I had the power of creation
    I’d wipe out all the fear

    1. This one sings. Love the rhythm and flow. 🙂

      1. Thank you Cubby! I use to write songs, so this was easy! Thanks for the prompt!

        1. My pleasure. And thank you for such delightful lyrics. 🙂

  9. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from an eagle
    Would I get creative?
    With imagination borrowed
    Without beginning nor an end
    Mounting high
    To soar on wings
    Would I?
    Power is not to possess
    Strength is not to borrow
    With imagination borrowed
    I would not.

    1. Love the twist. To reject power, even if it is borrowed temporarily, shows great strength. 🙂

  10. StainedbytheSpirit January 15, 2019 — 9:44 am

    If I had the power of creation
    The strength borrowed from great nations
    I would turn three heavens clockwise
    on the dime

    But borrowed power wants it’s master
    And it flees a user’s plaster
    Won’t be bound by unknown hands
    Unfit to fuse

    It won’t expose, Release it’s story
    To the one who wants vain Glory
    Power knows it’s only bent in
    Loving hands

    Creation’s power, Heart of stone
    For the one who loves his throne
    But the heart that gives it back
    Creation’s home

    1. This was a lovely read with a calm strength to your words. Great response to the challenge. 🙂

      1. StainedbytheSpirit January 15, 2019 — 11:10 am

        Thank you! I really enjoyed it!

  11. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from
    Ancient powers beyond my station
    I would weep for all
    And seek to do no one harm.

    Link: https://distractedpastor.blog/2019/01/15/prompted-poem/

  12. The Power Of Creation

    If I had the power of creation,
    strength borrowed from thy holy father’s foundation
    Bless it to be this unshakable reunification
    inspirations elevation forged in the fires of loves edification

    This new birth the manifestation of collective cooperation
    with renewed dedication the power of unities affirmation
    Striking down the hostile implications of toxic invocations
    embodying truth! confirmation! a new enlighten denomination

    Participation! inflammatory fraternization, immoral anticipations
    the ramifications of antagonistic offertory oracle orations.
    The refectory degradation verification! regulatory denunciations
    The dawn of a new day trepidation replaced with a new vibration

    Skepticism polarization the popularization of invalidation
    succumb to a rising sense of salvation through sanctification
    Prosperity with moralities integration reasonable expectation
    This new power of creation God approves with a standing ovation.

    1. Love your response! Quite cerebral. 🙂

      1. Thank you so much it was fun writing it

  13. If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from Mother Nature, I would breathe a breath of fresh air across the world, and send a gentle rain to wash it clean.

    1. This is really lovely. What a beautiful and gentle response. Thank you. 🙂

      1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked it.

    1. Thank you. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

    1. And thank you for responding with your wonderful poem! 🙂

  14. Creation
    by soberflight
    If I had the power of creation

    Strength borrowed from the blazing sun,

    I’d start the world over again,

    Life as it had begun.

    I’d try to remove the one small thing

    That eventually brought us to ruin,

    And that, I believe, is egotistical pride

    In ourselves and what we’ve been doing.

    I know God’s plan was better than this,

    Eden was a beautiful place.

    I almost think His one mistake

    Was creating the whole human race.

    1. Again, so glad you decided to try this challenge. Love reading your beautiful words. 🙂

  15. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from happiness
    Would blossom hearts of beings
    Strapped with tidings of a past
    Belonging to lands hunted with misery
    Hidden in plain sight to all
    Shadowed with the power of creation
    Dotingly strengthened through
    Hunted tears of a present.

    1. Loved the response! Beautifully written. 🙂

      Do you have a link to your blog you could provide me?

      1. Embracing Awkwardness. https://bocc.live thanks

  16. mycreatorscreation

    If I had the power of Creation
    Strength borrowed from my Savior
    I’d try to recreate what was stolen
    Hoping to change human behavior.

    If I had the power of Creation
    Strength borrowed (given) from my Best Friend
    Joy, peace, harmonious living,
    Of those there would be no end.
    Leola Durant

    1. How lovely. Thank you for your beautiful response to the challenge. 🙂

  17. If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from godly err,
    I’d bring the light into the darkness
    And through its lens compare
    Either giving mankind to harshness
    Or leaving my choices bare.

    Original: https://secretlantern.com/2019/01/15/prompted-poem-if-i-had/

    1. Ooo, sounds like Judgment Day. Love your take on the challenge! 🙂

      1. Thank you Cubby, excellent Prompt 🙂

        1. Thank you. Hope you enjoyed it. 🙂

  18. If I had the power of creation,
Strength borrowed from the inner self,
    That manifests the universe divine,
    Where good and bad are two faces of Him.
    I create the “good” and sit back tight,
    The bad emerges from its own hollows,
    Behold the dark who destroys the twins,
    For it exhumes the eternal heavenly light.
    I take that light in the self,
    Giving birth to the spiral of life,
    A life that beckons the unbridled freedom,
    Created of alluring chimes of love.

    1. Thank you for such a wonderful response! Loved the flow and message. 🙂

  19. If I had the power of creation
    Strength borrowed from destruction
    No one would be safe
    From perfection’s restless chafe

    If more knowledge than can be read
    I had stored up within my head
    No one would be heard
    For mine would be the word

    And all of life’s plan-less beauty
    Would fold in ordered serenity
    I would lend enough hope
    To support the hanging rope

    1. Love your rhymes and the angle you chose. The last two lines sent a chill down my spine. 🙂

      1. Thank you. There are many beautiful poems posted here. But the contrarian side of me just had to respond to the sentiment in a few of them that just being nice and having good intentions would lead to some utopia. Well done to everyone who posted as most are very well written.

        1. I understand about being contrarian. Having different perspectives is what makes this type of challenge interesting, so I appreciate the stance you took with this. 🙂

  20. I’m absolutely loving your challenges and the generosity of spirit they exude! Motivated and moved by the combined entries, here’s my offering: If I

    If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from a burning sun;
    That star or stars ever falling
    Whose spark exits in everyone,

    If I had the power of creation
    I would form thoughts with words
    As we each create with each vibration,
    As we cause light-beams to curve,

    Within me is a burning flame
    That molds my life each day,
    Each being part of formation
    And creative interplay,

    If I had the power of creation
    Would I witness this myself;
    Or, like a wave in the ocean,
    See currents in everybody else?

    Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

    1. This is a wonderful response to the challenge! Love the flow and thoughts in your words. Beautifully written. 🙂

      1. Many thanks, you and the other poets on your sight have moved and stirred my words today.

        1. And what beautiful words you had to share. 🙂

          1. thank-you

  21. If I had the power of Creation,
    Strength borrowed from quantum weft,
    Desire of warp, I’d have
    Chaos for breakfast,
    Reason for lunch,
    Sanguinity for supper, and
    Then I would digest,
    Metabolize,
    And at Hell’s last excrete
    A real world
    Where souls are not created
    But invited and allowed
    To drift in
    And sculpt.

    1. Love your style and creativity. Fascinating response to the challenge. 🙂

  22. Ooops. Try again:

    If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from aching arms
    The seeds would move me downwards
    Underneath the Kingdom’s farms
    And in the space between us
    For creases sake some cinching bow
    I’d trace this golden thread back through
    The dancing undertow
    Then warrantless not idle
    Give a tug mycelium
    You’d jiggle just the same as I
    Return to where we’re from.

    1. Love the creative response to the challenge. Great job!

  23. Hmmm, my reply was not accepted. Is there anything I should be aware of. Lovely challenge.

    1. Sorry, I just saw your reply right now. If it’s your first time posting a comment here, then it doesn’t automatically approve you. Now that one of your posts have been approved, they will all automatically be approved in the future.

      1. So then my response to the challenge was deleted?

        1. No, it has been approved. 🙂

        2. Oh, Ok. My apology for the confusion. And thanks for educating me on the commenting process…:)

          1. No worries. Thank you for responding to the challenge. It was a great response. 🙂

  24. If I had the power of creation,
    Strength borrowed from Neptune
    that devious, mistress of disillusion
    oh what sweet chaos I would create

    The skies and ocean would switch places
    the moon would howl at the wolf for eternity
    and I, I would go backwards in time
    A trillion light years before galaxies were born.

    memoirsofalexander.com

    1. So many delightful phrases in this piece. Love the creativity and the way you swapped traditional roles. 🙂

  25. If I had the power of creation,
    The strength borrowed to form the foundation.

    Layer by layer built upon love,
    Who then could live there,destroying not this gentle dove.

    For all I’ve known since my birth,
    Is hatred, pain, and lonely dearth.

    So I’m thankful this gift I do not have,
    Let someone else this burden salve.

    1. So sad and beautiful. Love the rhymes and flow. This is an excellent response! 🙂

      1. Thanks. Never was much of a poet but I liked your idea of the “prompt.”

        1. If you can write like that, you can call yourself a poet, in my opinion. 🙂

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