a series of micro-poems

I.  Growth

each  artist needs media.
i pull mine, invented
& birthed

in this organic stretch
toward speech

& yes, God

II.

we are still animals
with reptile minds & pure
in drive if not intent–
the harm is not in the need
but the consequences

III.  Prayer

these words raw
we cry out

to  emptiness

IV.

don’t rain on the insane parade
that’s marching

it will simply
water what is scattered

& what can grow from madness
but madness

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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24 Responses to a series of micro-poems

  1. boomiebol says:

    What can grow from madness but madness?!? Each one poignant and very nice

  2. Bruce Ruston says:

    Nice collection of micro poetry you have Susan

  3. Sanah says:

    These are really nice. I especially like the second one.
    We humans have a tendency to be impulsive and don’t have the patience to deal with repercussions.

  4. ruleofstupid says:

    IV is wonderful 🙂 (which is not to neglect the rest)

  5. annotating60 says:

    I’m not one for micro poetry-discounting pure haiku. I read these and they melded on their own. I thought thembeautiful. But what grows from madness is genius misunderstood.>KB

    • Oh, I love that! I agree that sometimes it does. You might want to rethink that when I tell you what prompted that poem was a visit to the Mitt Romney FB page, and it was written after I read some of the comments. I so wanted to rain on that insane parade.

      • annotating60 says:

        To tell the truth, I would rather not know where the idea from a poem comes from, or how it gestated–that is knowing how the magician does all his magic–it takes the wonder out of a poem for me.>KB

  6. unfetteredbs says:

    madness.. nicely done Susan. (as always)

  7. nelle says:

    A compendium… nice choices in the assembling.

  8. Mama Zen says:

    Beautifully done!

  9. I really, really like this, Susan. I enjoy poems that are presented in “chapers.”

  10. ‘What can grow from madness but madness?’ Very deep. Wondwerful collection, Susan.

  11. Rich ponderous parables to me friend ~ I love you Susan.

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