Sunday, September 26, 2010

Clinging to Monuments

Like moss on a cypress tree
we cling to monuments

not of our making,
resting on laurels not won,
but handed down.

Living on yesterday's strength,
we claim fame not of our our doing,
drawing on others' accomplishments
when we have none of our own.








OSI PromptClick here or on the graphic at the left for more impressions.

15 comments:

Nanka said...

Clinging to monuments of past glory are inspirations for the present generations to accomplish their own to build upon. Lovely verse with great depth of meaning.

Greyscale Territory said...

A challenging perspective on the personal view of monuments! Beautiful ideas!

Ramesh Sood said...

THIS IS SO VERY TRUE AND HARD HITTING.. I SEE IT HAPPENING ALWAYS.. MY GOD ..I AM INDEED OBLIGED FOR YOUR WONDERFUL TAKE ON MY PROMPT THIS WEEK.. HATS OFF TO YOU..LOVED IT..

Amity said...

That's really, really sad Moe, but there's truth in it!

I love your take on this!

Harshad mehta said...

Yes, it is easier to bask in reflected glory.

Monuments should be looked to inspire.

Very different and creative take on the prompt.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

The perspective you took with this word prompt really made me think...your words are very true. This was lovely!

Rumya said...

Monuments of the past, I believe, are reminders of what is achievable with a some hard work and belief.
Thought provoking verse.

The Write Girl said...

This is a beautiful post...clinging onto monuments and the glories of the past provide such pride, inspiration, and hope. Nicely written here.

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes, it sometimes happens that way. Love the phrase: like moss on a cypress tree.

Cassiopeia Rises said...

How sad it is that this is so true. Just loved your use of words and images.


Melanie

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Wonderful perspective on monuments sometimes they take hold of us and we cannot move on, sometimes they inspire us to do just that!

Leo said...

sad but true what u say, Moe.. lovely perspective on the topic!

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Patti said...

So very true isn't it? But very nicely done nonetheless!

ms pie said...

moss on a cypress tree is a strong image... more so hitting hard the emptiness of living in a shadow.. it is very beautiful and yet oh so painful to read... masterpiece

willow said...

Very nice.