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What I Want Is… (Day 6: Object Poem)

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Today’s Prompt: Choose an object to focus on and write a list describing it. Then compose a poem without using any words from that list. My object that I focused on and wrote about was Rain.

 

What I Want Is…

 

What I want is

To play in puddles

 

To kick and splash

Their bootless feet

 

To call five names

For running ahead of the group

 

What I want is

An umbrella for the world

 

To take shelter

Not in place

 

But in memories of this sacred space

Warm blankets to cover

 

People who sleep on the streets

With nothing to dry their freezing feet

 

What I want is

God to cleanse the earth

 

Wash away sickness

And nourish souls and soil

 

So sunshine can soothe

And seeds can sprout tall

 

And proud like my students

Who will lock arms and splash each other again.