Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "The World We Made"

This poem came out of the December 1, 2009 poetry fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from arielstarshadow and sponsored by janetmiles. It's a ballad about virtual communities.

The World We Made

Weave a web of shadows and light;
Build a bridge of zeros and ones.
Spin a thread of gravity’s grace;
Dance in the night with stars and suns.

Speak the words and a room appears;
Call their names and books fill the shelves.
Sing of legends and here they come –
This is the world we made ourselves.

Holding hands, together we span
Alone in body, not in soul;
Virtual families, warm and bright
Fill in the cracks and make us whole.

Finding new ways, we spread our wings
Always together, not alone.
Homes we raise up, with walls of love,
Here in the world we’ve made our own.
Tags: community, cyberfunded creativity, cyberspace theory, fishbowl, poem, poetry, reading, writing
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