Facing the Far Side – Writing 201: Poetry, Day #6

Today’s Theme

Faces

Today’s Form

Found Poetry

Today’s Device

Chiasmus

(I’m afraid I didn’t manage a Chiasmus…but I was working with the picture and the print in front of me at the time)

Facing the Foreigners of the Far Side

Facing the Foreigners of the Far Side

The Poetry I Found Before Me

The Poetry I Found Before Me

Apologies for not working out how to rotate the photo. Here is the text typed for the convenience of your neck’s alignment:

There is initial cultural resistance

The things he’d done

Were good at heart,

Just rarely equipped to stop a runaway stage

A barbarian faux pas that quickly cost him his life.

What should I do about it?

How to be wise and sensitive,

Spend time connecting with the helpful and friendly local people

Entertaining themselves from the far side

Becoming confident

Challenging

Encouraging

The wellbeing of all

We have the same need,

That is going to be revealed:

The light bulb’s going on.