NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge Day 26: Help Me Find the Way


Note: NaPoWriMo Poetry Challenge officially ended April 30th but I was ill for almost 2 weeks and was not feeling creative. I saved the prompts and will be posting my poems simply because I like to finish what I start.  🙂

(If you still read them, I’m most appreciative!)

 The prompt: “…write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea chanties!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response.”

 

“Help Me Find the Way”

I am screaming into the dark

wondering when there will be a light.

My heart is singing like a lark

and beating like wings in flight.

 

I close my eyes and pray,

(Please help me find the way)

every night and every day.

(please help me find the way)

 

They think I’m happy by my smile

and my laughter that bubbles loud;

but I’ve been in the shadows quite a while

far away from the maddening crowd.

 

I close my eyes and pray,

(Please help me find a way)

every night and every day.

(please help me find a way)

 

Learn to see beneath the skin

where some are searching for the light;

Some souls are hidden deep within

waiting for dawn to end their night.

 

I close my eyes and pray,

(Please help me find the way)

every night and every day.

(please help me find the way)

 

© Chattinatti 2016

depressed man

courtesy Google Images

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