Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Survival

Canadian free-verse poet, Alfred Wellington Purdy, said, “a ‘collected poems’ is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.” 

Wow, that’s deep. As a poet, I find that I am writing a lot based on getting through each moment, day-by-day.  Guess that’s what Mr. Purdy meant by it being a testimonial to survival.

While Mr. Purdy is famous for his free verse, I find the challenge of Haiku, much more appealing,so here are my thoughts on SURVIVAL.  Thank you to Colleen and Ron for the opportunity to allow my poetic efforts to THRIVE!

Daily, people strive

For that which shows they’ve arrived

More than just survive

Setting sights to thrive

The goal of being alive

Strong hopes to revive

©2016 Annette Rochelle Aben


6 responses to “Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge Survival

  1. Silver Threading

    I love your poem, Annette! You gotta thrive to stay alive! WOO HOO! This is so you my angel whisperer! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stay alive and thrive, good poem Annette.

    Liked by 1 person

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