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Day 22 | April Poetry Month Challenge | Tower of the Elements

WFSC Creative Writing Facilitators Mike Deregowski and Kelsey Hoople challenge you to participate in national poetry month. 1 poem per day for 30 days with no working ahead. 😉

Overall theme 'The Great Escape'.

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Day 22 | April 22nd | Tower of the Elements

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Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
26 avr. 2020

22. Tower of the Elements

They stand before me, taunting

They are what is needed, haunting

Surround me with emotion, caring

That within made better, sharing

Long ago established, growing

The one way forward open, showing

Winds whisper words, encouraging

The sunshine warmth is purging

We breathe the air

We drink the water

Fires within

Are growing hotter

We need to see


Grasp the meaning

Or succumb to fate.

Fall to your knees in forgiving

Tower of elements sustains our living.

(c) Linda J. Pedley 04/26/2020


23 avr. 2020

Tower of the Elements


We were the Tower of Babel

In times gone to past and history;

Tales of miscreant and rabble,

The wars of fury.

Our world was dealt out by the stake of king and pharaoh,

Our livelihoods taken from the peasant to the gentry.

Who are we now, you ask, what do we follow,

Down these streets and alleys so empty?

We are the beggar, the delusional, the undesired,

Begging for those scraps of metal;

Pleading at robes and dresses unspoiled,

Yet you pass us by, like so many pieces of false nettle.

You walk by us, begging silently to be ignored,

While we sit in shadows, destitute and poor;

Give to us those things you…


Tower of the Elements

I had a dream last night

It felt surreal

Representing my life

And the fight with which I deal

I entered a tower

Not unlike those in fairy tales

I wanted to cower

I wanted to bail

The first floor

Wall to wall aquariums I see

Fish eat fish, the horror

Fear drops me to my knees

Images in the water

Of debt and getting in over my head

My heart pounds; I feel hotter

Panic sets in

Water gives life

Too much and you can drown

Overwhelmed by the strife

Cannot let it get me down

Second floor

Made it out for all it’s worth

What I saw could not ignore

One large garden growing…

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