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Day 24 | April Poetry Month Challenge | What Was Known

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 'When Life Changes'.

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Day 24 | April 24th | What Was Known

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21 Tem 2021

What was known


In times gone long ago,

We were people-of-a-village-small;

Living within means, without a need to show

Just how fast we have grown tall.

These were days of aqueduct and philosophy,

Of Sophist and astrology;

When empires rose, borne of love and belief,

Only to fall at widowed grief.

Days of long summer gone past

Into the fall of what was known;

Bringing myth to the ancient of last,

Reaping the divisions of seeds sewn.

Who have we become now

But a beleaguered world, forever facing off with mortality

For the clink of coin in the pocket sow;

Advanced, are we, in our materiality,

Or forever bogged down by the need for more?

How Plato and Socrates…


What Was Known

In the olden days

We knew more

We knew less

Different skills

No longer needed

Ones we need to learn

In the olden days

We saw more

We saw less

Aware of minuscule details

The local community

Now the global map.

What was know is known and will be known.


Marilyn Spilchen April 2021


Linda Pedley
Linda Pedley
27 Nis 2021

April 24th – What Was Known


I dream about mountains and depths of the ocean

My thoughts sometimes light yet my heart is aching

A plan once decided cannot be in motion

I won’t see you again – my heart is breaking

Alone in my world, fenced off from the crowd

My fate in the hands of all those around

Depression, frustration --- I scream aloud

No one can hear me --- I make not a sound

A night time of dreams are all that I own

Safe with you there all my memories live

Regretting the dawn I awake all alone

Expecting to rise with nothing to give

But I shall fear not, knowing how I have grown

Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
27 Nis 2021
Şu kişiye cevap veriliyor:

I feel the ache, your words resonate.


What Was Known

Holding her hands

My young child

Together we dance

Whether picking ants

Or running wild

Holding her hands

Teenager takes a chance

Heartbreak far from mild

Together we dance

Cries for her crush, Lance

I’m feeling quite riled

Holding her hands

Exchanging wedding bands

Pleased to walk her down the aisle

Together we dance

From snow pants

to dancing on kitchen tiles

Holding her hands

Together we dance

Lana O'Neill
Lana O'Neill
27 Nis 2021
Şu kişiye cevap veriliyor:

I feel like this could be lyrics to a song.


26 Nis 2021

The past


Unresolved murder

of the mistress

tabloid front page

Sexual Abuse

Deep wounds

that never heal

Family tragedies

Aunt Anne in asylum

Sources unknown

But still searching of

What was known.

by TPE 202104


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