I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.
"Response to "Word Prompts Help Creativity ~ Week 35 (Sonder) - "Sonder"; "A Moment of Sonder"; & "Sonder Feeling" is my response to the word prompt, "Sonder" suggested by Kyler Falk.
I'm not certain I got this one right, but this is what my muse came up with for this word.
"The Definition of Sonder ~ Finding The Fantastic"
Of the life’s complexity
Now standing in the background
Dawning my daily routine
Everybody crossing my path
Realizes they’re not alone.
A Moment of Sonder
Each day when I walk outside,
the little neighborhood girl playing outside
runs up to greet me.
She enthusiastically yells “Hello neighbor"
as she crosses over into my yard,
anxious to talk.
Her friendly demeanor
hides a truth
which lingers in her eyes.
Starved for attention
but left unattended,
wanting to feel like her parents’ prize.
In that one fleeting second
my heart feels her sadness,
wondering if she ever truly experiences
the happiness she portrays.
Sitting in the dark
tears streaming down her face,
wanting desperately to see the light
at the end of this devastating tunnel,
feeling totally lost and alone.
Thoughts mysteriously pop into mind,
words of comfort
guide her to a place unknown,
lifting her despair away.
She pictures others
feeling the same sadness,
looking for an answer, when there is none,
but finds solace in the realization
that others feel the same pain.
One persons craziness,
is another persons reality.
— Tim Burton
"Everyone Has A Story ~ Kathy Lee Gifford"
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