( Written for Weekend Writing Prompt #326 – Creed posted on August 26, 2023 by Sammi )
Searched for a very terrestrial lead,
Which was to be of human breed,
Found all superior by wisdom, conscience indeed,
Everyone, but, was of some race or creed.
Asked one where was the human in him,
He looked at me dismayed in materialistic whim.
Said just as much human as required to be on earth,
Days are soon to come when humanity will be in dearth,
Some will go to their planet of desire and need,
Rest will be total embodiment of jealousy and greed.
Good evening and see you next time.
Guidelines- Weekend Writing Prompt #326: This weekend your challenge is to write a poem or a piece of prose in exactly 84 words using the word “Creed”.
The challenge is simple: each week you will be given an exact number of words you can use to write a poem or piece of prose. You can use any format or style you like; go wherever your inspiration takes you. The only rules are these:
- your poem / prose must contain this week’s word (see note below). The word does not have to count towards the exact word count total – it can be in the title, or the first letters of the lines of a poem can spell it out – you can be as creative as you want as long as it’s there somewhere.
- the length of your poem / prose must match the number of words stated in this week’s challenge. No more. No less.
- A note on the word: you can use any variation of the word (for example: call, calls, calling, called etc). If you find you are struggling to use this week’s word you may substitute it for a synonym – just include a note to explain the swap. Remember, this is supposed to be fun!
Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!