Welcome back Colleen Chesebro, to the land of writing. We missed your poetry challenges while you were busy uprooting your life and moving to a new state.
This week’s Poetry Challenge invites us to choose a form of poetry to write in and use synonyms only for the words ‘Beginning’ and ‘Consume’. I’ve chosen to write a double, backwards, Etheree.
The Truth Will Set You Free
It has been said – the truth will set us free
It hides in plain sight in silent voice
Our eyes divulge the unspoken
Peeking out behind our tears
Burning deep in our souls
Distorted by lies
Disguised in hate
Etched in hearts
Light not dark
Guides us to truth
Beckons ears to listen
No longer time for silence
Time to evolve and comprehend
Silence and hatred won’t save the world
Take heed, lest we’re devoured by untruth
If you’d like to take part in Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge, visit her post for details.
16 thoughts on “Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge – Synonyms Only – Beginning and Consume”
Brilliant Debby and captures the state of our truths at the moment… wrapped in lies…. loved it..♥
Thank you so much Sally. We seem to think along the same wavelength. ❤ xx
Powerful Debby. Wow! And well said.
Thanks so much Jennie ❤
Wow!! Sis, what a breathtaking call to action. Politics around the world is breaking down and our democracy is at stake. I don’t think there is a country that isn’t having problems. You hit every point that is important in the world today. ❤
Wow, thanks so much Sis, I’m honored for the praise from the poetry whisperer, lol ❤
This one has such truth to it! And as Sally says it really does suit the times we’re in. Welcome back Colleen, and well done with her new challenge, Debby.
Thank you so much Christy ❤ sign of the times for sure.
A powerful message! Humanity has faced these challenges many times and has always emerged successful Deb. Light is always lurking at the end of the tunnel. Silence and hatred has never won.
Amen to all that Balroop. We must focus on the light! 🙂
Bravo! Debby, this poem is wonderful. I believe it’s my favorite of the week! Every day I’m more and more convinced that you’re the type of person that excels at everything! Did I mention that I love your double inverse Etheree? 😉 ❤ xo
Lol, wow, I’m elated at your comment Vashti, especially since I always admire YOUR poetry, lol. And shhhh, don’t be telling the world that I’m a mistress of all trades. LOL ❤ Thank you 🙂 xxx
A powerful, poignant piece of art, Debby. Amazing! XO
Oh, thank you so much Natalie ❤
A delightful poem, Debby.
Thank you Robbie 🙂