THE BIG EVENT – PROMPT #80

Our project revolves around our little corners of the world. But it’s time to broaden our horizon. Events of global importance may have had an influence on us. Can you think of one?

“HOW DO YOU VIEW your life? – POETIC BLOOMINGS MEMOIR PROJECT

Part 15: The Big Event – What one event in your lifetime had a profound effect on your life? It could be a world event, or a local happenstance. Where were you when Kennedy, Dr. King, or John Lennon got shot? When the World Trade Towers fell? Man on the Moon? Tell about something that changed the way you viewed the world and how did it change yours.

MARIE ELENA’S MOMENT:

September 22, 1963

five-year-old eyes watch
as little boy salutes
daddy’s coffin

Copyright © – Marie Elena Good – 2012

WALT’S WONDER:

ONE SUNDAY NIGHT IN FEBRUARY

I had just turned eight
and I never knew music could touch me
in the way this sound had.
They came as four lads; hair and guitars
and stars before their fame
became apparent. Across the pond
they traveled and young girls
would unravel in shrieks and screams
and have wild dreams at the sight.
One Sunday night in February
there was nary a report of disturbance
or crime; ahead of their time and my
life had been altered. Walter would never be the same.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!

Copyright © – Walter J. Wojtanik 2012