For today’s Poetics, I would like you to write a Verse Epistle. Go philosophical, go solemn, go dark or perhaps political, pose a romantic question – as long as your poem emulates the style of the poetic genre– anything goes. Keep in mind that your contribution need not be half as lengthy or flowery as the examples shared above, I aim for this prompt to be wide in scope and enjoyable for all.
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This must be a horrible situation to be in.. torn between the different halves, alone in the middle.
Unfortunately it is. 😩
Wow, Christine. What a difficult place to be! I’m so sorry. The situation did inspire an incredible poem though!
That is just the worst.
Thanks David. Nothing worse than being a peacekeeper 😦
I hear you with this one! It’s a great idea to write a letter to yourself, especially when you are the kind of person who gets caught in the middle of things by trying to please everybody but yourself…
Thank you Ingrid. Yes it is a good idea. ☺️👍
Very well written Christine. Sometimes turning a deaf ear is the best way to handle such situations.
Thanks dear Sadje. Yes, that can work in some instances, I agree, but it it can slowly destroy you. I find these situations very selfish and damaging, especially to the peacekeeper 😢
This sounds like how kids caught in the middle of a divorce might feel, but it definitely has wider applications.
Yes it does I suppose. In this case it was an adult dealing with opposing forces within the family. She probably learned how as a child, like you say 😢
This is eloquently penned. On the surface it feels like one addressing to a future self and infusing courage.. but if we go deeper the poem consists of something that implores on a more worldly level which is what I love about it. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! 💝💝
Thanks Sanaa. Yes it is based on a current situation and the person in the middle is struggling trying to make everyone happy to her own detriment 😢