Monday Meme of the
Yaquina Head Lighthouse
1. create a poem, story, or article based on this photo.
2. Post it on your blog.
3. Cut and paste the photo onto your post (leaving the Monday Meme text).
4. Put a link to your post in the comments to this post below so we can visit your blog.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! (I will leave a comment on your blog post itself, rather than posting in response to your link here).
Painful thoughts you sit and stew,
Broadening memories come from you.
Hate the way you torment me, pry my brain with more longing.
Silent peace at once forgotten, flying angels seem like a concept.
Twisting neurons firing greed, winding my brain to selfish need.
Walking with my head down low, know where I’ve gone and where I’ll go.
Convinced at once with thoughts of doom, reflected by the grey clouds gloom.
Turning pain within my speak, writhing anguish churns in me.
So much loss with cost unknown, too much absence for hope to grow.
Leave me run from bitter’s steed, I have to breathe my soul to ease.
- Thomas M. Watt
Shuswap Lake, BC
Shawn Bird is a high school English teacher, poet, and YA author in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.