Monday Poetry Prompt #22: What Would You Say to You?

 

It’s amazing how things change.

I wonder sometimes what I would my ten year old self would have said to my twenty year old self:

 

“What’s wrong with wanting to be Batman?”

 

My twenty year old self would have said to my self of today:

 

“I’m afraid but you gotta do what you gotta do, don’t you?”

 

Without further ado, allow me to introduce Monday Poetry Prompt #22: What Would You Say to You?

 

Epistle to the Rev (Dr) Thomas Blacklock by Robert Burns

Epistle to the Rev (Dr) Thomas Blacklock by Robert Burns

If you were challenged to write a letter to your future self, what would you say?  What dreams would you like to remind yourself of?  What goals and ideas do you have now that you think it would be important for your self of ten years from now to remember?

 

Today’s Prompt: Write a letter to yourself.

Form: Epistle.  This is totally optional.

 

If you’ve no idea what an epistle is, consider the words of people delivered to the Christian Church in its formative years.  Those were epistles, or letters, hence the Epistles of John, or the Letters of John, found in the Holy Bible.  Truth be told, any letter can be said to be an epistle, but for the sake of the art, please refer to some of these epistles as examples, should you chose to write in this form:

 

Elizabeth Bishop – Letter to N.Y.

Alexander Pope – Epistles to Several Persons: Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot

John Keats – Epistle to John Hamilton Reynolds

 

Whatever you do, don’t rush.  Really take time and think about what message you would like to impart to yourself.  Whatever you come up with, have fun!

 

*If you choose to participate in this prompt, please pingback to this post and/or use the tag WeDrinkInspiration so that we can include you in Friday’s results post.
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