I am participating in EthicalELA's September 5-Day Open Write.
Today's poetry prompt was called "Magic-9" - nine lines in the rhyming scheme "ABACADABA" (note the pun?)...inspired by a favorite quote.
My quote was from a UCC Daily Devotional meditation I read just this morning, written by Matthew Laney, entitled "That Sinking Feeling" :
"We can't know what it means to be lifted up until we know what it means to sink."
Falling, drowning, sinking low
Pervasive sense of overwhelm
No way out, nowhere to go
Soaked and inundated
Justice swept by undertow
We must not give up
Integrity and truth must flow
Let's be together at the helm
It's time to shout, it's time to row
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