This Broken Place

We are broken upon arrival, yet wrapped in beauty, none take notice.
Only against our own standard do we rescind.
Wild foal and eagle arise from womb and nest and are quick learners
Strength is soon realized and necessitated
But not so with man. The maimed teaching the maimed
Placing label and blame, not seeing it’s folly
As the wind blows the pendulum swings

The rules change from generation to generation
What was good suddenly is not, and then back again
The more we research, the more we change our stance
Yet inside us, the places invaded upon
Where seed has entered through sensory portals, so often unaware
Leave us who we are not, and what we see is the unreal
Like a strange, faint silhouette rather than a full appearance
We respond in falsehood, but to the voice of others, the broken others.
As the wind blows the pendulum swings

Strength and instinct are born to the creature
But man is born in weakness and must learn through toil
Our God is one who cares for both strong and weak
But only the surrendered will hear,
The ones who see weakness as a gift and not shame
The earth will cycle as long as we think we are not all broken.
As the wind blows the pendulum swings.

Prompt: A bop. A poem with 6 line stanza introducing a problem with a one line refrain at the end. Then an 8 line stanza discussing and developing the problem and a 1 line repeat refrain. Then a 6 line stanza with some resolve or conclusion. Again a one line repeat refrain.

This was a challenge of millennial size.




About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. Recently I have begun writing a couple of blogs. One poetry and one on hope. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused. Soon to be added is another blog...writings on hope from a biblical perspective. Now it can be seen at please feel free to visit.
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