Saturday, October 12, 2013

Poetry Prompt Day 12 - Shadows

Today, I thought it might be interesting to look at shadows.  If you want to do a poem about shadows, that's fine.  But what I am more interested in is the shadow side of ourselves; our hatred, rage, lust, greed, etc.  None of us are paragons of virtue so try writing a poem about your darkness.  It is not an easy thing to do but I think that some of the best poetry we can write comes from the darkest places.  It's hard to admit openly all the things that we do wrong but in sharing our foibles we can bring ourselves closer as human beings and I believe it enhances our compassion when we admit our mistakes, then we are better able to forgive people theirs.

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