What Can I Do?

You ask what can I do? Awareness and reflection, inspire and hope.
The greenfinch, wheezing and singing, is a cheerful companion.
Besides these, what else can a poem do to save us from ourselves?

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Khaya Ronkainen
Khaya Ronkainen is a writer, poet and creative professional. Her blog focuses on all things poetry and creative nonfiction.


  1. Excellent question and rumination Khaya! When we ask, we get an answer, whether we respond to it or not. Thanks so much for sharing this moment to pause sistah girlfriend. 😘🥂😍💖😊

  2. Thanks, girl! I agree, this prompt is an excellent question. It’s lends itself to profound ruminations about life, and especially the role of poetry as we try to “write right” this month. 🙂

  3. I’m with you there, Christina. Even when I know my insignificant jottings are not going to do much for the world, I still write and continue to do so. Because the act of writing is both a joy and cathartic release. So, here’s to writing and saving ourselves from ourselves! 🙂

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