a thoughtful web.
Share good ideas and conversation.   Login or Take a Tour!
comment by OftenBen
OftenBen  ·  960 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's Writing Prompt: This Is What It's Like

    So this is what it's like to be

    A part of something larger than me.

    Growing awareness of the gears

    and timing belts and switches and

    levers and bolts and gadgets myriad.

    Maybe I can find some small peace

    as a gear or sprocket or flange.

    And in that peace find space and time

    To feel the something larger within.

lil  ·  960 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Wow, Ben! That's the answer! Be part of something larger -- disappear in it, seem completely insignificant, but the reader realizes that each of the gears and sprockets and flanges keep the large thing going. And then the poet finds some quiet inside the machine -- and the larger thing: thoughts, poetry, identity, purpose -- starts to grow inside the speaker and the reader!!