The first thing that came into my mind as I looked at today’s photo prompt from Creative Writing Ink, was a short, little poem I wrote just before I started university. Poetry’s never been my strongest form of writing, probably because I simply enjoy writing prose so much more, but I had a go, and this poem was later published in a young writers’ anthology, so I figured it might be worth sharing.
There’s something strange about this crazy world;
I wanted to sit back as it unfurled,
But now I’m trapped in these churning waters,
Stuck watching as the confusion slaughters.
I don’t know who I am or where to go:
Do I stand out or join the pressing flow?
I need a guide to help me through the dark,
Because I’m here and want to leave my mark.
Everything’s changing; everything’s new,
But I guess that’s life, and you feel it, too.