Breaking the Ice: Prose masquerading as poetry


Poems in Prose

Poems in Prose (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: women in masquerade

English: women in masquerade (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The internet has recently been swept up by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Is there a cause — social, political, cultural, or other — you passionately believe in? Tell us how you got involved — or why you don’t get involved.


Causes, causes, causes.

The internet is full of causes.

All you need to do,

Is sign up for a signature campaign,

and you’re good—you’ve done your part in saving the world.

Causes, causes, causes.

There are two ways to support a cause.

Open your wallet and shell out,

In the belief that they’d do a better job,

More efficiently anyway.

The other would be to give,

All your time, fervently, passionately,

Hoping that you and your efforts,

Make a difference—a huge one.

Causes, causes, causes.

What could be mine?

I have none that involves me, drives me.

But I can think of one or two that I’d probably support.

Passion comes from what I feel,

From who or what I identify with,

It comes from within.

And until I find one that I’m personally involved with,

One I’d give an arm and a limb to be a part of,

My only cause—I guess, for now— is me.

Yeah…Selfish me…

~Linus Fernandes

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