The challenge we undertook this month was to write recipe poems. I had a lot of starts and stops on our Zoom call Sunday. I wasn't really loving any of my poems. (Isn't this how I always begin these posts?) I was prepared to share a draft of at least one poem, but then I received some profoundly sad news and started thinking about the path to healing we all walk in the face of unimaginable loss.
This poem is my response to this news.
marinate in denial
gradually absorb this terrible news
broil in anger
briefly, to avoid bitterness and resentment
stew in bargaining
with just a pinch of "if only" and "what ifs"
simmer in depression
until the fog of sadness lifts
steep in acceptance
acknowledging change and loss
knead and fold
shape and prove
REST and RISE
Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2022. All rights reserved.
Would you like to try the next challenge? In December we are letting box inspire us. Your poem can be about a box, in the form of a box, about Boxing day, a boxing match, etc. Let your imagination run wild! We hope you'll join us. Are you in? Good! You’ve got a month to craft your creation(s), then share your offering with the rest of us on December 30th in a post and/or on social media with the tag #PoetryPals. We look forward to reading your poems!
I do hope you'll take some time to check out all the wonderful poetic things being shared and collected today by Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town. Happy poetry Friday friends!