One Stop Poetry – One Shoot Sunday – Graffiti


This week Chris Galford has presented photos of graffiti as prompts…some great photos…I chose the one below:

Icarus Flew photo by Chris Galford

 

For All Who Remain

Shadow-toil of tearaway,
sneaking in the dark – vandal,
artist, creator, desecrator?

Or bringer of truth, provider
of perspective, pointing the way
– urban philosopher?

Steal victory from the insurgent
– a timely reminder to mark
lives lost in anothers’ war

celebrate vision, their
ultimate gift, donated in
service of others.

Applaud every tiny gain
imagine a way through
the grey streets of pain.

Aerosoled words of
hope on a wall –
Remember…
Icarus
also
flew!

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About SallyJ

I am a writer and a poet.
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4 Responses to One Stop Poetry – One Shoot Sunday – Graffiti

  1. dustusdustus says:

    Reminds me of the song “Sounds of Silence,” and like how you question such acts as philosophy or creative acts of desecration. i think when such questions arise, the art strikes a nerve. Excellent work with the prompt, Sally.

  2. claudia says:

    i much like your …urban philosopher…also the grey streets of pain…spray-painted with new hope…we should never forget that he flew…well played sally

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