Poetry Prompt: Look for the heroes….


  “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”  – Fred Rogers


  I am a firm believer in looking for the positive to combat a negative situation… this is what will heal us. This is what will allow us to move forward as human beings and a nation. This is how we learn from our mistakes…


I would like you to write a poem about the positive side of a bad situation. It can be about the heroes of our recent tragedies… or something you’ve recently had happen in your own life. A lesson learned or a new law that will benefit us. Maybe an organization that has sprang up in an effort to help others during hard times or the wonderful new people you wouldn’t have met otherwise. What good has come out of a bad situation? 




Here’s how you can participate:

1. Write a poem in response to the prompt

2. Share your poem on your blog

3. Post your link or poem in a comment below this post

4. Visit the other poems and show some love!


Have Fun!!!

6 comments for “Poetry Prompt: Look for the heroes….

  1. April 29, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    This is my third poem so far today. I have already posted my blog today, so I thought I would make a direct post here. Thanks so much for the prompt…

    Unsung Heroes

    They’re the ones who stand
    Backstage, out of the spotlight,
    With quiet support
    For every flamboyant act
    Performed before the rapt crowd.

    They’re the ones who say
    Constant prayers for those who brave
    Terrible dangers,
    A hot line to God’s power
    Is kept open by their pleas.

    They’re the ones seldom
    Wanting any credit for
    The sacrifice they
    Ever so willingly make
    To keep everyone else safe.

    They’re the ones who will
    Never mention quitting in
    The face of defeat,
    They have hope and faith to keep
    On fighting despite the odds.

    They’re the ones who don’t
    Voice their doubts in the hearing
    Of others who might
    Then lose heart, they continue
    Believing to the finish.

    They’re the ones who make
    Other lives worth living with
    Their dedication
    To lifting up their fellows
    Helping them their tasks complete.

    Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
    Monday, April 29, 2013

  2. April 29, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    “After you …”

    I find that I’m more patient with the world–
    There’s something to knowing any moment could
    sweet you away into blue nothing.

    That’s the way the world treated you.
    One day you was somethin’ else,
    next day–wasn’t a you at all.

    So there’s something else worth knowing.

    And another thing: to smile with kindness,
    and accept a stranger’s love. Let blood
    touch your blood and warm you

    before that get up morning of cold nothing.

    • April 29, 2013 at 11:56 pm

      I love where you took this Khara!!… and that’s a lesson I must learn too.

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