In The Down

Written In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #46:  RESPONSE – For this week’s challenge, I thought it might be interesting to create a post in response to someone else’s work.

In The Down

Many year ago

I used to keep

people down

with me so I

would not be lonely

it made me feel

falsely superior to them

I was jealous because

I could see their

possibility to soar

and I didn’t want

to be left behind

though I was never able

to hold them down

for very long…

*

But one day, Grace

came to meet me

in the down, empty

death in my soul

that I may soar

to lift others up

instead of hold them

and myself down.

~ * ~

Photo Credit:  AZ Quotes

7 thoughts on “In The Down

    • Are you saying you cannot see the photo with the quote in it? It shows up on my page but did you try clicking on the link for the photo credit under my poem? It will take you to the page. The photo has this quote in it: As long as you keep a person down,some part of you has to be down there to hold the person down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might. – Marian Anderson

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