Friday, April 3, 2009

NaPoWriMo #3

the problem with occupation

is it's not liberation. the occupied don't want
saving but sovereignty. the flying shoes were
screaming: how can you know a life when you
haven't walked a mile in the others' shoes?
the act was incredibly poetic.






I'm posting my drafts to readwritepoem and the PAD challenge. I'm working on the prompts for rwp. This one is PAD's fill in the blank prompt.

6 comments:

maureenpoetryblog said...

this one makes me think about where meaning lies: in our acts or the interpretations of the acts. of course, it's probably both. :)

susan said...

I'm purely projecting here. I think it's both, too.

Linda Jacobs said...

Ooh, love the screaming flying shoes! Food for thought here!

alotus-poetry said...

I too love the imagery of screaming flying shoes. You have an interesting take on occupation. I can't wait to read the full version of this as you said this was a draft. :)

Also, I thank you kindly for stopping by my site! :)

susan said...

Hi lotus,

It's a draft because there was no revision and not sure when or if I'll expand on this.

When I here the word occupation my first thought is always social/political. lol

Amias said...

I like this. "incredibly poetic" indeed.

Maybe it's not sovereignty they want, maybe it was America's hypocrisy that turned them off. You can't bring democracy to a country, when your country denies it to some of its citizen.