Challenge Responses! (poems with story and emotion, but lacking the word ‘I’)

The amazing Melissa Black asked me to contribute a poem to her lastest blog post!

Reluctant Repose

Well, as usual, I asked, and you responded! My wonderful poets displayed an amazing response to our poetry challenge. They were asked to produce a piece of any style, and length and any metered format. The only stipulations were that it had to display emotion and offer empathy, without using the word ‘I’. Here are a few of our submissions, I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! I was impressed with the depth that was produced, and the ease with which they seemed to rise to the task. Honestly I would love to take these and break them down into line by line analysis. Great work, poets, keep writing!

Submission 1- an introspective piece by David Bankson, offering insights into the mind via fantastic imagery.  Note how he displays such depth of emotion without once identifying the speaker.  He never tells of his exact plight, but the…

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