Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Things that Last

I’m Reposting this poem that I wrote back in 2018. I hope you like it.

 

Inspired by the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/redolent/

Redolent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-13th-2018/

Natural

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

Blue

FOWC with Fandango — Substance

Substance

Things That Last

It’s only natural, I suppose,

That time makes fools of us all

A redolent aroma, up the nose

What rises up must one day fall.

A man of substance falls from grace

The skies, once blue, will turn to grey

Crumpled lines cover his perfect face

As time marches on from day to day.

The rotting decay of things once fresh

The aches and pains of ageing bones

All things must pass, our form, our flesh

Carved epitaphs on bare gravestones.

There are things that last beyond our time

That we can pass to our next of kin

Like, knowledge, wisdom and love sublime

Our kindness marks us deep within.

 

Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14/August/2018

 

Inspired by the following word prompts:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/redolent/

Redolent

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/your-daily-word-prompt-natural-august-13th-2018/

Natural

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

Blue

FOWC with Fandango — Substance

Substance

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16 thoughts on “Multiple Word Prompt Poem – Things that Last”

  1. Inspiring! Actually we pass on a LOT to our children, by word & example. Expressions, quirks, habits. You find out, when you’ve gone to live among people of a different culture, just how much cultural thinking and behaviour, good and bad, you’ve absorbed from your family. And how much your new friends have absorbed from theirs.

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  2. External cultural differences usually aren’t so much of a problem, but your culture goes right to the root of what you think is important, what is right and wrong. When we see someone doing something that , to us, is clearly wrong, it’s pretty hard to step back and say, “Okay,. I can accept this.”

    For example, the Inuit and other northern peoples, wear furs. They have since the groups existed. They make their livelihood at trapping and such like; they feed their families from the sale of furs. So why are rich Europeans making a big fuss about trapping and killing seals? Whereas Western societies have developed a conscience against the brutality of killing animals, especially about clubbing baby seals. If you set these two groups down to resolve the matter, they may never reach a satisfactory conclusion.

    The European culture of settlement and farming could never live peacefully with the “shiftless” nomadic native ways in the colonies. Today we lament the destruction of native ways, but there was no way to “share and share alike” when the two cultures clashed. In Canada we’re still dealing with the aftermath of the “solutions” employed 130 years ago.

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