Day 10: Resonance – Some words have many meanings, like “resonance,” for example. Consult a dictionary for a word that resonates with you and has multiple meanings. Incorporate the definition/s into a poem. You can identify the word itself, or not.
More than lifting the strongest weight
like a mustachioed bodybuilder of yore,
it’s remaining unbroken when the wild winds howl,
it’s resisting even the most enticing temptation,
it’s having 10,000 soldiers standing upright at your back,
strength is not a word in you find in a dictionary,
it’s a way of life.
It’s a way of life to pick yourself up,
to brush off the dust, the ashes, the doubt
and hold your head higher than it has ever been
to pick up that dumbbell
to bend with that howling wind
to resist that food, that flirt or pulling that trigger
to ready yourself for whatever you are about to meet
on this battlefield of life.