Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Verse First ~ The Cure


Welcome to Verse First, where simple notions prompt amazing poems.

Today's notion?


THE CURE


I initially chose this topic after reading this NY Times article detailing the case of a child born HIV positive who's been declared cured. Not in remission. CURED! He is healthy. He is well. He is whole.

After reading the article, these words sang through mind: I Am Whole Again.

And here's the irony: These are lyrics from 
Lovesong, which was written, performed and released back in 1989 by (are you ready for this?) The Cure!

Then I really let my mind rock and roll and wondered what I would, if I could, cure. What would you put your energy into? For now, how about a poem? THE CURE. Ponder it. Work it. Write it.

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Although I will be on airplanes for the bulk of the day, I look forward to reading some amazing poems as soon as I settle in and find an internet connection! ~ Kim



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25 comments:

  1. The Cure is L O V E. Thank you Kim!

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    1. Could not agree with greater enthusiasm!

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  2. Kim- The Cure was my favorite back in the day, although my poem's not about the band. Thanks for another great prompt.

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  3. Hope everyone enjoys their day, can't wait to read the poems today's prompt has inspired.

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  4. The first thing I thought of was Leonard Cohen's song "Ain't No Cure." And I went from there. I'm on my way to read those who have shared before me.

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  5. San Diego 1986 The Cure in concert - my poem's not about the band either, but maybe it should have been.

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  6. Great prompt, i have had a bit of a virus today, so my poem reflects this and the cure. I hate viruses.

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  7. it's taken me longer than usual to make this poem right but I'm.pleased I persevered. it does mean it's well past bed time though so I'll visit you all tomorrow xxx

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  8. Kim, enjoyed your story so much, I read it to my husband! I love serendipity like that :-)

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    1. I tell you, Sara, when I pay attention, synchronicity and serendipity occur quite often.

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  9. Hi guys... This is my first time to join the Verse First.. Hope it's not too late... Please check it out... Thanks!!! ;)

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  10. Kim's The Cure is truly amazing... Like it so much... ;)

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    1. Thrilled that you like it. Happy you've come to join the party!

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    1. Thrilled to see you here, Simon! I'll head over to your post right now!

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  12. I did a silly little bit on some news my daughter and I heard today. The news story discussed something I wish I could cure before my daughter is too deeply affected by it.

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  13. this blog is really a great cure to the expressing hearts

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  14. well, this time too, my words flew in the same direction about a girl child. Sorry, for having repeated the theme but the more I think the more it pains.

    Akila

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  15. Oh, nearly forgot to comment, after being lateish - but thankfully not too late - getting a poem written for this. It's good to have these prompts, to find out what I'm thinking, lol.

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  17. Am very late here, been a busy day. Another older poem that never saw much daylight.

    Elizabeth

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