Day One

Prompt from NaPoWriMo.net:
Our prompts are, as always, optional. …
Today, I’d like you to go to Reb Livingston’s Bibliomancy Oracle. Clear your mind, push the button, and then write a poem based on the quotation that the oracle provides. 


My quote from the oracle:

      I pledge allegiance
             to Candor to Sincerity to Laughter and to Irony
      I pledge allegiance to Passion to Compassion
             to Empathy and to helping those in need
      I pledge allegiance to Resurrection of the Heart
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from “I Will Not Bow Down” by Ron Whitehead


When you wake up

When you wake up
And shut your ears to the demands
And shut your eyes to the television
And open your mouth to your own song

When you wake up
And climb out of the dark
And you know where you need to go
And that it doesn’t matter if you’re alone or not

When you wake up
Knowing that doing the right thing
Is the only thing
And you begin to tell your story bloody and true

Don’t forget to laugh
So loudly the windows rattle
And the dogs howl
And the neighbors wonder what they are missing

Don’t forget to love
So hard you’re left breathless
And liquid on the ground
Leaving your crumbled walls to powder your feet

~ Liesl Dineen, 2014

What do you think?

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