Do Wounds Relay Caring?

For DVerse Poetics, Sarah is challenging us to use “Three Little Words,” inspired by the site what3words.com. She gave us a list of 3-word combos, but I went to the web site and explored. I found the combination wounds.relay.caring, This is the poem that happened after that. It is also a décima for Ronovan’s prompt, Swing. And it got depressing again.

Up and down, strong emotions swing,
Each day a leg in a relay
Race that lasts too long, life delayed.
How many people are caring?

I understand, but the sharp sting
Of loss has not diminished: What
Is the cost of all of the cuts,
Wounds that must be made? Is it worth
The gain? Or is there a worse dearth?
It seems the door to dreams is shut.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

10 thoughts on “Do Wounds Relay Caring?

  1. Oh, this is very sad. I share similar thoughts here, especially with these:

    “Race that lasts too long, life delayed.
    How many people are caring?”

    “What
    Is the cost of all of the cuts,
    Wounds that must be made? Is it worth
    The gain?”

    Is there ever a meaning to explain why some go through what they go through? At times, it’s easy to pin point and go, “Well THIS is where it went wrong” but I think most of the time, there’s never a point to pin exactly just when these wounds were made. They were created gradually. It makes you question the mere gravity of existence and purpose, for why do we get these wounds and live on with them? You raise very good points, such as asking if there is a gain and if so, what is its worth?

    Just some thoughts here on this philosophical piece. Very stirring and heartbreaking.

    Like

  2. Very relatable with the “Up and down, strong emotions swing.” These thoughts poured out into my own poem tonight. I also question if the right decisions are being made. I suppose it is so human to question are fate and we cope through our writing. Enjoyed it!

    Like

  3. This recalled to me a book I read long ago in the 80s by Harold Kushner .. “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” which attempted to answer the age-old question.

    Like

  4. This is a very difficult time for all of us around the world. Yes, it does seem like life has come to a standstill… but we mustn’t lose hope.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s