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Something different from Colleen this week for her poetry prompt. She asks us to create a ‘found poem’ from the following quotes, taken from Longfellow’s A Psalm of Life, chosen by Pat at Thoughts and Entanglements. Alternatively, we can create a syllabic poem using the quotes as inspiration.

“…In the world’s broad field of battle, In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife…”


“…Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time…”


(Found poem)

dumb, driven cattle
great men sublime departing
Behind us footprints



(Double etheree)

When the herdsman becomes the predator
Trust is slaughtered by power’s abuse
Blinded by fear are they driven
Stampeding before a whip
Disguised by honeyed words
Enduring silence
Accepting lies
They are led

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