Labor and Birth of a Poet

Silent syllables  
Buried deep 
Rot under impervious 
Ace bandages

Hope ferreted 
Gently unwound those rags

Bleeding words 
Splattered everywhere 
Like red flags

Blood dried to ink 
Wounds breathed 
Life to share

Of Him whose 
Hands and feet still bear 
Scars that set her free 

Linking to A quadrille consists of exactly 44 words, including a prompt word, and excluding the title. The prompt word in this poem is “wound” a homograph. The challenge is to use the word, or derivation) in both of its pronunciations and meanings.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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9 Responses to Labor and Birth of a Poet

  1. Anna Smit says:

    Beautiful poem. I so love this bit:
    “Bleeding words 
    Splattered everywhere 
    Like red flags”

    Liked by 1 person

  2. lillian says:

    Wow! What a use of the word “wound”….your faith is so strong and it surely shows here. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. minametry84 says:

    I liked the words of your blog, hope we follow each other

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Ingrid says:

    ‘Bleeding words
    Splattered everywhere
    Like red flags’

    Sometimes poetry feels like that. A beautifiul poem of faith and devotion.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Grace says:

    I love this part: Wounds breathed
    Life to share

    Happy weekend.


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