#OctPoWriMo – Day 8/Sunday Prompt: Poem – Free Verse – “Through Hope” #poetry #amwriting 


Thanks to Scribblersdip of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting her collage Prompt with a Sylvia Plath quote, from October 1, 2017. Also today’s OctPoWriMo Day 8 poem is on the prompt of how do you know. 

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Credit: ScribblersDip – MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

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Self discovery questions, 

How do we know, 

What we know? 

How do we find out? 

How do you describe the feeling, 

Of something intangible? 

If someone can’t, 

See the invisible, 

Having faith, or hope of —

All things we know,

That aren’t tactile, visual, 

Or auditory, 

If we’re but certain of the sparks —
In our brains, 

Is attraction or love real? 

Is faith and belief for sure? 

We must sail beyond scientific evidence, 

Beyond the research, the data. 

Believe fairytales and find our —

Joie-de-vivre.

Abstract shocks —

Of beauty and faith, 

Filling in holes with — 

Puzzle pieces. 

We’ll never prove all, 

It’s a choice to decide —

What we are not sure about. 

To be certain of, 

What we don’t see; 

That’s how we know, 

What we know, 

Through hope. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

3 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo – Day 8/Sunday Prompt: Poem – Free Verse – “Through Hope” #poetry #amwriting 

  1. scribblersdip October 10, 2017 / 9:37 am

    Thanks for playing the Sunday Writing prompt Mandi 🙂

    I like how you’ve explored the collage and worked through the questions and uncertainties that so many of us wonder about and struggle with – these “big” eternal questions” – and I like the “turning point” in the piece – for me, it’s this line: We must sail beyond scientific evidence – it flows and rolls so lyrically off the tongue – and then what follows is stellar:
    Beyond the research, the data.
    Believe fairytales and find our —
    Joie-de-vivre.
    Abstract shocks —
    Of beauty and faith,
    Filling in holes with —
    Puzzle pieces.

    Just brilliant – and abstract shocks – incredible!

    Great job Mandi 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 October 10, 2017 / 9:50 am

      Thanks so much Scribblers. I’m happy you liked it so much! Yes, I liked the “abstract shocks” Line too, just worked out well. Thanks so much for hosting. I love collage Prompts!

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      • scribblersdip October 10, 2017 / 10:07 am

        my pleasure Mandi 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

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