There has been a lot of talk about green the past few days. March 17 will bring out the green in many, regardless of heritage or citizenship. Best to all who are celebrating.
With St. Patrick’s Day in mind, perhaps, responding to a poetry prompt at The Poetry Park site, led me in a colourful direction. This prompt invited responders to use a half-dozen words in a poem format of choice, so here is what I wrote.
SIGN ALONG THE WAY
a traveler trampled the undergrowth
all bent over beneath his shoes
wet with morning dew
he searched through the green shamrocks
‘til he found one with leaves of four
gently he snapped the stem
then pocketed this symbol of hope for the ages
as he set out on the road
in a new direction
© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick