Today's poetry inspiration was by Denise Krebs, who invites us to write a "skinny poem," which she defines as having only 11 lines; the first and last lines have same words used in different order, and the nine lines in the middle are only one word each. Yes - really getting "to the skinny"!
I found myself thinking about hate crimes, hate legislation, hate of others.
I took some liberties with this poem structure. Re-reading the directions, I see that the one word in line 2, 6, 10 are supposed to repeat . . . well, didn't do that. Plus, as you will see, I didn't use exactly the same words in my opening and closing lines. Lastly - sadly - I need more than nine lines for categories of hurt people.
Here's my first attempt at a skinny poem:
Each feared stranger wonders of us: is God’s love made up?