What Really Matters

For DVerse Poetics this week, we are using quotations about justice, peace, or human rights to compose a “golden shovel” poem, using the words from the quotation in order in the body of the poem. It took me a very long time to come up with any ideas whatsoever, so I am glad to have something to share!


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

This world is not mine, it is ours.
I could lead many lives
And not begin to live
Until love opens like a flower
And I choose to let fear end.
The day will come when each of us
Will be no more, we will become
Ghosts of what could have been.
Our voices will be silent.
So let us speak now,
About things that matter.

7 thoughts on “What Really Matters

  1. I like this and am moved by its truth:
    “I could lead many lives
    And not begin to live
    Until love opens like a flower”
    I personally have set myself to love more, as I get too entangled in other things and the warmth in me withers. Thank you for accomplishing the prompt; I know it was a difficult one.

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