Monday, February 6, 2017

DMC: "Concern" by Cindy Breedlove


Concern wrinkles its forehead.
It silently whispers a prayer.
Giving a hug and listening,
it’s helping me fight Despair.

© 2017 Cindy Breedlove. All rights reserved.

Jeannine Atkins has challenged us to write a poem that uses personified feeling. For more details, click HERE. Jeannine offers the following guidance to those feeling stuck: 
"Maybe start with a character in motion and think of her main feeling. Then let her or him speak to Joy, Anxiety, Peaceful Nature, Curiosity, Grief, etc to set a dialog back and forth. Or here's a prompt: Happiness, where are you? — let Happiness answer."

Post your poem on our February 2017 padlet.  All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, February 24th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her latest novel-in-verse from Atheneum Books/Simon & Schuster:


  1. I really like the brevity of this, Cindy. I also love how you used more than one personified feeling — using Concern to help ward off Despair.

  2. Using the verb "wrinkle" lets me physically feel the emotion. Good lesson - and great poem.

  3. Wow! That is fantastic personification. Thanks for sharing that.

  4. Nice! Four short lines and it really makes a statement. Thanks.

  5. you've really brought this emotion to life such an embracing and encouraging statement some wise words for all of us to conceder in our live Thant You brings so much hope :)

  6. Thank you for this one, Cindy. Very nice.