Vagabond Voices
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Vagabond Voices


A Common Right of Passage

Free verse response to Vagabond Voices writing and living prompt right of passage

Photo by Jordan Rowland on Unsplash

This right of passage is one that exists not
to one such as me
in this foreign land I call home.

Money is the only language with a voice
met with smiles, and a warm wai greeting.

Recite the money mantra
to gain yearly acceptance into this land,
there is no permanence a family will bring.

No point wasting breath on any other words.
How much, how much, how much, it’s universal I believe.

A golden fleece at authority’s disposal may get
your needed acceptance; until the fleece has itself been fleeced.
At this point, you will no longer care for the desired
right of passage; or any other right of passage.

Thank you, Trisha Traughber for your prompt “Right of Passage.”
Read Trisha’s wonderful uplifting prompt, (unlike my dower piece,) here.

Thank you as always Trisha Traughber for giving my words a platform. 🙏
Thank you all for reading and your precious time. Always. J. 🙏✨



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James G Brennan

Writes free to read eclectic free verse poetry. "Everything in life is writable about" Sylvia Plath.