Five-Minute Friday: TRY

This is my first time ever participating in the Five-Minute Friday challenge. I’ll have to say the hardest thing about it was not going back to revise. I’m a poet, so I wrote a poem. It has not been revised, and I’ll be the first to tell you it needs it! But that would defeat the purpose of this little exercise, now wouldn’t it? Not only does it need revision, but it went in the polar opposite direction from where I thought I was leading it. Like a great big dog being walked by a very little girl. You go where the dog wants to go when the dog is bigger than you. And evidently this poem is bigger than me. 🙂

So, introduction is done. Now it’s time to TRY.

GO.

Is it hard to understand?
Try a little harder.
Do you think you’ve given all?
Give a little more.
Have you run your very farthest?
Run a little farther.
Have you lost at every gateway?
Open one more door.
The next door, the next stretch,
The next half-an-ounce of effort
Might be just the thing you need
So to finish and succeed.
But you’ll never know until you try.

 

The Sum of All Poetry Equals

Poetry = pictures painted with palabras*


Hats off to all who have participated in the Poetry Six-Word Challenge so far. Keep them coming!

Here are all the lovely Poetry Equations that have been created and shared to date.  Each one is a gem. Please enjoy these and also check out the other poems and articles written by each of these contributors.

Poetry = eye of my hurricane
by jerennazuto of It’s All about Nothing

Poetry = sipping concentrated word wine
by Lisa Luciano of My Word Soup Continue reading