shape poem

#OctPoWriMo: Time

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, let alone written a poem, story, or anything else creative. A year ago I was posting daily, some days multiple posts, across five or six blogs; what a difference a year makes!

Changes in my personal life have brought my writing to a standstill for. But this being the first day of OctPoWriMo gave me reason to stop and smell the digital-ink and put some words on paper for a change. 

Coincidentally, the first prompt word this year is time, and it just happens I’ve had the idea of writing about that very thing for a week or more. The end product is very different from the original thought in some ways, and right on the point in others. I also chose to try the shape poem as was suggested, something I don’t recall doing before. 

        Seconds, minutes, hours, days,
                weeks, months; time
                 marches on with us,
                   ready or not. How
                     we spend this
                limited commodity
              gives a glimpse of how
            much we each value this
     precious, non-renewable resource.

If you’re interested in OctPoWriMo jump over to the website and check out the prompts, folks, and other good stuff waiting for you. 

Although I hope to participate daily the whole month, time will tell if I’m able to keep up. :0)