There is a creative genius inside all of us.
Whether you are a writer by nature or a writer by necessity spending some time in creative expression each week is important. We at Exploring Expression want to celebrate the muse that lives in us all. Thus The Day of Self Expression was born.
Today on #DayofSelfExpression
Today’s feature is “Remembrance”, a Poem by Samantha Champeau. Samantha is currently a senior in high school. She plans to continue on to college to study music education and American Sign Language.
The cold wind blows
And the sky is soulless.
Ashes rained down like evil snow,
Dying in grief.
The people do not weep
For they have no voice.
They do not comfort
For they have no words.
They are frozen and silent.
Time passes and people change
The land no longer brings fear,
And the grim reminder
Of the people there
With the frozen fear
No longer brings caution.
The land always remembers
For it’s ingrained in the soil
The land never forgets
It will always remember
That they entice fear.
The people are made to remember
Yet their memory, like the lives of flies
Are short and sweet.
Remember the good and forget the bad
That motto lies etched into their hearts
And ingrained in their minds.
The land demands fear
But we give it sickness
We forget that the land never forgets
And as we sicken it
With our disregard
The land never forgets.
#DayofSelfExpression Journal Prompt
The earth has been witness to thousands of years of man’s interventions. Even when events long since passed from the memories of humanity, the repercussions of what we do live on. The remembrance of our planet is vast.
Journal Assignment for All Ages:
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How to be Featured on a Future #DayofSelfExpression
Each week we feature a piece of creative writing by ourselves and others who want to use our site as an outlet for their inspirations. We want to publish a variety of poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction. stand-alone work and excerpts from longer pieces. Our goal is to explore expression, from every angle and every dimension.
We invite you, our readers, to submit some of your own writing. Include a short bio for us to publish with your work, and if you have one, a link to your own blog or social media. Then watch for your material to be featured in future weeks. ,
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- Proofread your own material, as we will not edit your work.
- Submissions should be less than 1,500 words.
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