Three Line Tales/ #TaleWeavers / #MusicChallenge: Poem – Bop – “Doorway to Home” #amwriting #poetry #3LineTales


Thanks to Sonya of Only 100 Words for hosting #3LineTales. Also, thanks to Michael of MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie and his Tale Weaver Prompt of “time’s up,” literally or figuratively in a piece 500 to 600 words at most. A triple combo for this one with MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Music Challenge and the song “Hope in the Air (I Speak Because I Can)” by Laura Marling.


Credit: Sonya


Hope in the Air (I Speak Because I Can” by Laura Marling


Time’s a limited but precious present,

So, never squander it so hesitant.

Don’t be an old man with words lost to the sea,

Say what you truly mean, set your soul free.

Don’t let the end come your wasp’s tongue too numb,

Don’t fear my next visit, your mind and ears dumb.

Learn — never forget to hope against hope;

Spend not life somber, your last line’s aren’t wrote.

Hope’s Air and Water; your doorway to Home.

Men may fall graceless when easily provoked,

They’ll stumble, choke as life’s gift is revoked.

Death’s the end for all, one day the reaper;

Face me not with fear, I’m your soul’s keeper.

I come not with curses for those who’ve kept faith,

I’m no doom-ridden creeper nor dark wraith.

So, fear me not, live your life full and whole;

Shrink not — fear your evil deeds, those woeful.

Hope’s Air and Water; your doorway to Home.

So, don’t give in; pull your boots up, hold —

Onto your candle, its flame’s spreading bold.

I can’t save a soul, with good deeds or gold,

I can share His light; it burns but He’ll mold —

You up-right when your wax melts, and you wane.

Before it’s done believe, gleam bright with God’s hope.

Hope’s Air and Water; your doorway to Home.

******


©️Mandibelle16. (2018) All Rights Reserved.

13 thoughts on “Three Line Tales/ #TaleWeavers / #MusicChallenge: Poem – Bop – “Doorway to Home” #amwriting #poetry #3LineTales”

    1. Thank you so much Michael. Glad it worked and yes I think we have Toledo hoping. My god Uncle is a writer he told me to always end on a note of hope or light, even in dark pieces, b/c everyone needs that most. Enjoy your weekend.

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      1. You are an excellent writer, Mandibelle. You would be a star in Poetry Four while I am struggling through Poetry Two, also I am finding that I lose focus in some of the longer posts from all my blogging friends. I can’t drop into scan mode and still get the meat out of what I’m reading! I don’t think I’m losing the ability as much as I’m getting lazy. Your recurring line gave me gumption to take the next step and see what you were saying. Always value time spent with you.

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      2. Thanks Oneta. Thank you for your encouragement. When we start to scan and not read, the reader is bored or lost. I think this happens to everyone, but it’s also good input for a writer to ensure their writing keeps flowing or becomes more exciting. So you and others don’t get lost. Something I’ve learned 🙂 Take care.

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