Even Ground

Over the threshold
He lifted her
A feather
In his hands

Or was she a
Feather in his cap?

Sheol is not
Deep enough
When foundations
Collapse

Heaven is not
High enough
To reach
What time has lapsed

But One who knows both
‘Fore an’ aft’
Sees no disparity
Reaches down from
Heaven
Up from Sheol
And rescues me

Napowrimo I penned this after reading Psalm 139:7-12 and Amos 9:2-4. I have no idea if it fits the prompt. I was especially drawn to the word Threshold.

Maybe someone will tell me.

And now for our daily (optional) prompt. Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”
And now for our daily (optional) prompt. Today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems tend to be short and snappy – with a lot of rhyme and soundplay. They also have a deceptive simplicity about them, like proverbs or aphorisms. Once you’ve read a few, you’ll see what I mean. Here’s her “Token Loss,” “Blue China Doorknob,” “Houdini,” and “Crustacean Island.”

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 medium.com. 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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2 Responses to Even Ground

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Beautiful third stanza about Sheol not being deep enough but especially the last stanza when He reaches down from Heaven to bring us up from Sheol.

    Liked by 1 person

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