Like Pebbles on the Sand

Like Pebbles on the Sand

On the shore of possibility
Each a pebble, worn smooth by the years
Humanity gazed upon that sea
Longing for a future free from tears

Each a pebble, worn smooth by the years
No two the same, in shape, shade or hue
Longing for a future free from tears
Each grain and texture shining on through

No two the same, in shape, shade or hue
Reflecting on a future of peace
Each grain and texture shining on through
Ending conflict, when all war would cease

Reflecting on a future of peace
With all sadness and blues swept aside
Ending conflict, when all war would cease
Peacefully existing, side by side

With all sadness and blues swept aside
Humanity gazed upon that sea
Peacefully existing, side by side
On the shore of possibility

 

This is my reply to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #35: Pebbles, write a pantoum, using her photo and these suggested words: bright, smooth, shore, blue and reflecting. (Here, shining is used for bright.)
Pantoum ~  a series of quatrains, with the second and fourth lines of each stanza repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza.  In addition, the first and third lines of the first stanza reappear as the fourth and second lines of the last stanza.  Where possible, ideas of repeating lines shift (via punctuation, etc.).

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17 thoughts on “Like Pebbles on the Sand

    • I was rather proud of that phrase, when I was done. You know, of the word prompt poems I’ve done, this is the first time I’ve had to use a substitute or synonym for a word – shining for bright. I know it’s acceptable, but it had me pulling out my hair trying to fit bright in there somewhere, nonetheless.

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      • I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s the idea that counts, not the exact word. I found I was concentrating so hard on getting the lines to come out right that I forgot all about the words I was supposed to be using.

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