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Monday Poetry Prompt: Service


This week let’s write a service poem. How do you serve your community? There are lots of way to serve and lots of communities to serve. Post your service in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


11 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Service

  1. We Are One

    Despair is hidden in all walks of life
    Pain does not discriminate against people
    We suffer with our brothers and sisters
    Not in silence
    But in the open
    The act of service is being there
    Hand in hand
    Side by side
    Listening, sharing, caring
    Supporting and doing life together
    As one

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    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 22, 2020, 12:47 AM
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    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 21, 2020, 8:27 PM
  3. The only service I can offer today is reading other people’s poems. Good topic for Martin Luther King day. We’re all in this together.

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    Posted by JeanMarie | January 20, 2020, 4:01 PM
  4. An attitude of service
    looking for opportunities
    there are chances everywhere you look
    like the women’s center – they need socks and unmentionables, which I care to mention
    like the charitable thrift shops – they need things no longer used
    like the trees with angels – they need shoppers to buy gifts
    like the lady you saw in the restaurant – leaving her bag at the table because it is empty
    random acts of kindness are waiting to be done
    what’s not used is no longer needed by us
    what’s earned is not possible for some
    what’s seen is not always as it is
    trust your instincts if there are worries
    but, rest assured, there’s always something to do

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    Posted by Lisa Tomey | January 20, 2020, 3:56 PM

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