As if life isn’t difficult enough. I’m a social-media enthusiast, not a writer, who has been challenged to craft a poem of all things! But here is the delicious bait. The content of what I’m to poet about is love. My wheelhouse. And I happen to love the guy who challenged me. You prankster. Thank you, Mark, of Mark Bialczak fame for thinking of me.
Here are the rules.
•Write about love using only 10 lines.
•Use the word love in every line.
•Each line can only be four words long.
•Nominate others who are up for the challenge.
•Let them know about the challenge.
•Title the post: Love in Ten Lines
•Include a quote about love (this can be your own).
•You may write in any language.
Love in Ten Lines
Love appeared brutal
but that wasn’t love.
Love was obscured
Until we chose love,
Love in marriage.
Love in action.
Generous, self-less, tenacious love.
Love unites and grows
into family who loves.
Love gifted to generations.
It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. ~ Mother Teresa
And my nominees for this lovely challenge are…
Everyone who connects with me via social media. Your kindnesses have shown me love in action. Whether you consider yourself a writer or not. Whether love is in your blog wheelhouse or not. Your unique love, shared through a poem, can affect others’ hearts.
Ness at Vanessence and Dane at En*Dane*gered, as a mighty blogging husband and wife duo, please, please, please consider sharing a love poem or two with the world. Your comments to each other lead me to believe that you know a thing or two about such matters.
Devin at d.k. pope, whose name means “poet”, thank you for sharing your beautiful words of a lifetime with me. As you can see by my poem, I admire all that you do. And your role as our official family poet remains secure.
Do you consider yourself a writer? A poet? Do you read poetry? Do you enjoy taking on new challenges? What challenge have you enjoyed lately?
Love ~~~~~~~~ Angie Mc