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21 October 2017
Today's prompt is Nothing Remains the Same, and the suggested form is the abecedarian. I tried writing one, but 26 lines is a very long poem, and I learned years ago that sometimes a poem needs to stop before it gets too unwieldy, so I stopped.

Paper Wings

All is changing—that is living:
Balance learned through love and forgiving.
Comfort found in static things
Doesn’t last—like paper wings.
Everything must change to grow:
Flow like rivers, fall like snow.


Cara H said...

A gentler take about change in this one. Beautifully written.

Annis Cassells said...

Esther, I really like this one. Love the couplets and the paper wings metaphor. The final couplet is perfect. Thank you. xoA

ms_lili said...

lovely and wise

Annie R said...

I love this so much. I agree with Annis on the last couplet - just beautiful.

Dawn D said...

Really beautiful. So much said in so few words. I too like the metaphor of the paper wings.