And What You've All Been Waiting For . . .
Please link up your December poems. And please be kind to mine! It barely made it out alive.
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There were three people who e-mailed me back after getting their prompts; so happy were they at their luck this time around. I wish I could say I felt similar elation, but . . .
Someone else pointed out that choosing the prompts is actually harder than writing the poem. Having had one player struggle with one of my questions and another wrestle with one of my words, I totally understand. May the people who provided the following forgive me:
Question: What keeps a man company in joy and in sorrow?
While youth is ripening on the vine
and wisdom is waiting to spice the wine
Joy and sorrow each bear a cup
for when you are ready to sup.
When age has toasted a life well passed
and patience has tasted the drink at last
Joy and sorrow each take a hand
for then you will understand.
For you and for many this mystery
the glory of God Who is One and three
Joy and sorrow each know this well
but they are waiting to tell.
As has happened once before, I definitely used the word but am not certain I answered the question.