This poem was written in response to the following prompt; when I run out of creative juices, I always turn to Keith’s prompts, and they tend to give me inspiration, so thanks Keith! The link to his site is here.
Using this photo as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at email@example.com before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I live, this link will tell you). If you post it on your own blog or site, a link to this page would be appreciated, but please do also mention it in a comment here.
Go on. You know you want to. Let your creativity and imagination soar. I shall display the entries next time.KeithKreates
Well met, grungy stranger,
A fair alike we are,
Much have we in common –
I’m me and you; you are
A few winking wrinkles, some saggy skin
A lump or a wart
Here and there
Anoint us the same, yet apart.
You’ve lived a life,
So have I…
May not be much
I can at least say we’re human, aye
Much ado may be made about the shades
Of skins, and tints of hair
Of state, country, birth, religion…
Of everything, nothing and everywhen and everywhere
Find histories of revolt,
Look, search desperately
For things to divide
Put this burden down, young lads
Drink together, feast together
Stretch out your palm in friendship
Come worthy stranger, let us – you and I, this day
meet and part as worthy friends, brother.