“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.”
— Khalil Gibran
A land exists far, far away,
Beyond the ocean, where no one can stray.
Clouded, this land can only be found by
Daring explorers, who dream and run and fly.
Everyone who reaches it rejoices, because they’ve won.
For once you’re there, your journey must stop; you’re done!
Gold and silver are not the treasures of this land, but
Happiness is the only currency, all others must be cut.
I know this seems like it can’t be true–
Just keep listening, there’s more to say and do.
Kittens roam freely among the houses,
Lazing about and chasing poor little mouses.
Many types of puppies can also be seen,
No more unusual than a tree that is green.
Oh, don’t worry, this is a peaceful place:
Poverty has no presence, and illness lacks a face.
Question not this fabled land of animals and cheer,
Rejoice in its existence on our big blue sphere.
So, do you want to come? Are you ready to go?
The path is always open, but here’s a fact to know:
Unless you are ready, do not set out just yet.
Very likely you have things to do, people to forget.
When your time comes, you will definitely be aware.
“X died on this day” will be the start of the prayer.
Your body will be buried under dirt, but your spirit’ll be free,
Zooming to the land that lies beyond the sea.
Heh, this was a fun one. I’m not that great at poetry, either writing or reading it, but I can certainly appreciate those who are!
Want to do the challenge yourself? Here is today’s prompt: “Write a 26-line poem using all the letters of the alphabet. Have the first line start with ‘A,’ the second ‘B,’ the third ‘C,’ etc.”
“Sunrise-at-Palm-Beach-Shores-Singer-Island-Beach-with-Sun-Rays” by Kim Seng is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.