Today, it seems to be the weekend, that marks the beginning of Summer. There are lots of cookouts, picnics, and gatherings. I still think of it as a day of remembering our loves ones, who have died. I found this interesting tidbit, about how the holiday use to be celebrated:
"In cases involving a family graveyard where remote ancestors as well as those who were deceased more recently are buried, this may take on the character of an extended family reunion to which some people travel hundreds of miles. People gather on the designated day and put flowers on graves and renew contacts with kinfolk and others. There often is a religious service and a "dinner on the ground," the traditional term for a potluck meal in which people used to spread the dishes out on sheets or tablecloths on the grass. It is believed that this practice began before the American Civil War and thus may reflect the real origin of the "memorial day" idea." via Wikipedia
I want you to pen a poem in regards to honor. It doesn't have to have to be war, military related. It can a poem about a loved one, who is living. It could be a poem to honor someone's memory, you have lost. I want you to reflect your admiration of this person in your poem. Our #98 prompt is Honor. I know for me, the word conjures up military, marriage, and my neighbors. What do you think of when you hear the word. You can pen a poem, about the general feeling or a specific person. The choice is yours. It will be a honor to read these poems~
"Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life. "
" You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. "
"Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live. "
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.
There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.
2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.