Over at Free Write Friday by Kellie Elmore, there is an image prompt that I am finding quite hard to resist. Over at Poetic Bloomings, the prompt is to write a poem about an item that has different names in different places, or in different situations. Of course, I am trying to respond to both.
The Heart Of The Matter
By: Meena Rose
Webs bind and bonds form;
An invisible hand seemingly
At play and the intent,
Either lecherous or divine,
Depends on your point of view.
Innocent child and noble bear;
An alternate universe’s
Lucy Pevensie and Aslan;
Here to remind us to look at
Our world slightly askew and
Perhaps even with a squint;
Always with wonder and promise
Of something more – that something
Beyond that would liven the gray
And return full color to the land.
Lecherous or divine, I know not;
My reality consists of making
Rainbows so I can get busy
With the inevitable chase;
That necessary hunt in response
To someone who blew a horn ages
And ages ago in a long lost time
And in a place not so different
From this here and now – each a
Character in our own play and
Each with a hero’s journey ahead
Of us – will you walk your path
Or sit idly by? Will you eventually
Succumb as all heroes unwillingly do?
Inner child forgives responsibility bear.