Mercy

 

Anna J. Roseboro issued a challenge to write a five-finger exercise verse today by taking a word for a walk. To write this, I chose a concept noun and created five six-word lines, with the chosen abstract word appearing as the title, then in each line as word 2,3,4,5,6 in that order. In keeping with my month of Mary Oliver, I borrowed the first line from her poem “Six Recognitions of the Lord.”

Mercy! 

Lord, mercy is in your hands. 

Lavish your mercy liberally upon us.

Let streams of mercy quell long-suffering 

labors as we your mercy beseech. 

Lord, we languish without your mercy!

– kim Johnson with a nudge from Mary

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