Here we are: The final day of the challenge. Well, the first draft part of it anyway. While veterans know what to do and the guidelines give a clue, I’ll post tomorrow on next steps for completing this challenge.
For today’s prompt, write an inevitable poem. The poem that always had to be, or a poem about something that was inevitable. Maybe two people getting together was inevitable, or maybe two people splitting up was inevitable. But there are so many things that seem inevitable with hindsight.
by John Yeo
The inevitability of the ageing process.
As the body begins to slow down
The mind continues to function on regardless.
The continuation of maturation
With ongoing natural development.
Brings the added inevitable complication
Of slow diminution and deterioration,
Leading to insidious mental retardation,
As brain cells enter a mode of self destruction.
The process is slow but sure degeneration
Forgetfulness brings further complication
Leading to the hopeless realisation
Getting old is inevitable.
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