Running against the wind–Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #14

In response to Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #14:

Running Against the Wind

Why are we running against the wind?
Been trying for hundreds of years,
Wants and needs left wisdom behind.
Why are we running against the wind?
Black smoke and fumes choking us blind,
Ice cracks; only polar bears hear.
Why are we running against the wind?
Been trying for hundreds of years.

The challenge this week:

…choose a favourite line, of a song, a poem, a play or a novel, and let it inspire you. You can change it, transform it or reproduce it in any poetic form you like.

My poem uses an altered form of  ‘I was runnin’ against the wind’ from the song, Against the Wind by Bob Seger. Please follow the challenge link at the top of this post to discover other poems quoting or rephrasing lines from other sources.

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9 thoughts on “Running against the wind–Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #14

      1. Yes it is and you’re so right that until someone points it out to us, we don’t even think to question it. We just keep struggling. Perhaps that’s the nature of being human 🙂 glad I was able to make you stop and think as your poem made me do.

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