VerseLove Day 18 of 30 – Succinct Truths

Maureen Ingram is our host today, inspiring us to write painful truths about challenging issues as Lucille Clifton often wrote.

The Pattern

the pattern began

before he was born

when his left him

he watched and learned

then he left his own

they watched, learned,

one of his left hers, too ~

it pains us all, still

but one learned

to keep his closer

to have

to hold

to love

to cherish

to raise

to break the pattern

and show the way

Proverbs 22:6 

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

One Reply to “VerseLove Day 18 of 30 – Succinct Truths”

  1. Such cryptic and engaging play with possessive pronouns as nominatives rather than modifiers. It made me reach as I read–made me look more closely. The allusions to marriage set up the hopeful resolution–a clearer way ahead. As always, I enjoy your poetry.

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