Sunday, April 7, 2013

April Poem-A-Day Challenge - Day 4

Okay, okay, the purpose of this challenge is to write. I am not thrilled with this piece. It needs work, but since I'm behind, I am not going to worry about it. 

The prompt for Day 4:

"For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Hold That (Blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and write the poem."

Photo of Man in Thought
Thoughts of Offspring

Hold that Thought

Cradle in your mind, swing
it back and forth, nurture
with quiet contemplation, pet
it with smooth, motherly hands, watch
it grow, send it off to school where
thought will learn how to love 
through the name-
calling days, cuddle until 
it’s grown, set 
it loose, let 
it fly, cherish
what it does, nurturing 
the world the way you
nurtured it.


1 comment:

  1. Well done, Linda. I hope your thoughts turn out smoothly. Have a sun filled Sunday.