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Assurance of A Love to Last

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I am using one of my favorite poetry forms called Pantoum  I discovered this form of poetry several years ago and have written a few. You will see them in my next book.

Assurance of A Love to Last

assurance of a love to last
what we wish for all the more
to not pretend and to be free
allowing risk to take control

what we wish for all the more
to have a love that moves with ease
allowing risk to take control
feeling the full ocean breeze

to have a love that moves with ease
and have no worries about the taste
feeling the full ocean breeze
fully tinguate your face

and have no worries about the taste
is to allow all time to flow
fully tinguate your face
surrendering to what’s below

is to allow all time to flow
enough to give you what you need
surrendering to what’s below
can you keep up with fervent speed

enough to give you what you need
assurance of a love to last
can you keep up with fervent speed
to not pretend and to be free

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Today’s National Poetry Month poem is about Love based on the prompt from Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides Blog.

“Write a love poem. All you need is love.
Write an anti-love poem. Or not.”

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6 Six Sentence Story – Love the Turtles

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Private Photo I took in 2018 at Lake Lynn in Raleigh NC where there is a large turtle population.

Love the Turtles

What do poaching

coastal development

plastic debris

pollution

unfair trade

have in common?

purple and blue sea turtle
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It is hard to hear this

for my heart breaks

it’s true

placing hand over heart

I swear to make certain

to see this through.

brown yellow tortoise
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Several species of turtles

are endangered

here’s a few:

Leatherbacks

Greens

Loggerheads

Hawksbills

Olive Ridleys

Kemp’s Ridleys

Flatbacks

all turtles with a purpose.

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Empowered by our own abilities

we can make a difference

sharing the facts

taking a stand

telling our fellow people

taking a ride to the ocean-side

caring for those more vulnerable

reading-learning-teaching.

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While walking along the lake side

there were so many turtles

swimming

sunbathing

nestling

enjoying their domains

kept in splendid care

signs posted “Do Not Feed the Wildlife”

trusting that people are following those rules.

underwater photography of brown sea turtle
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Left to their own

creatures fare well

people kind can help by not harming

not feeding when they ought not

polluting

leaving plastic stuffs to float out to the waters

all that mess to bring about bother and death

when it is time to show our love

peace has to come

I am certain.

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To learn more about Turtles, here are a couple of sites: See Turtles  Conserve Turtles I came across these via Google and am sure you will find others in the same way.

This is my Six Sentence Story. This weeks prompt word is “Place” and I placed my hand over my heart with a promise to say something about Turtles. Want to join in? Here’s the LINK