- Books, Literature, and Writing
The Silent Sentinel: An Answer to Bill Holland’s Challenge
I wrote this brief poem in answer to Bill Holland’s writing challenge ("The Lone Sentinel") and in honor of poetry month. Bill's challenge referenced the old, abandoned fireplace and hearth you see in the above photo. (My apologies, Bill, for being so late in participating in this wonderful writing exercise.)
Bill's (billybuc's) challenge can be read by following this link:
Born of the earth
Now bound to soil, we rest,
Discarded remnants of the past.
Cheek to stone, you keep me.
Without fear of remembrance lost
The ember and ash scatter,
Creating footsteps on the wind.
In this, my humble construct…
Where God’s tendrils inch closer, gently,
In reclamation of the soul.
Do we see the beauty and story within, and beyond, the remnant images we pass by each day?
Poetry written and copyrighted by Genna Eastman (Genna East) 2015. All rights reserved. The music in the above video was composed by Thomas Newman; video created by JuxTPosition of YouTube.