Yesterday Project Write Now visited, and we were allowed to randomly pick poems to use as writing prompts. We selected several words that stood out for us, and then wrote a story based on all or some of those words.
This is the poem that I got:
by Mark Strand
Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.
The librarian does not believe what she sees.
Her eyes are sad
and she walks with her hands in her dress.
The poems are gone.
The light is dim.
The dogs are on the basement stairs and coming up.
Their eyeballs roll,
their blond legs burn like brush.
The poor librarian begins to stamp her feet and weep.
She does not understand.
When I get on my knees and lick her hand,
I am a new man.
I snarl at her and bark.
I romp with joy in the bookish dark."
And help raise funds (and awareness) to assist in the prevention of suicide:
Come and participate by volunteering your time, make a donation (if you can) or take part in the three running and walking events held at Rumson Fair Haven High School at 8:30 am on Sunday April 15th 2018.
This is such an important event as no family should ever get the call they hope they never want to get or even worse to find a family member in such a conundrum.
It is was better to counsel the individual in need or crisis then it is to provide grief counselling for a whole family.
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