Ups and Downs

Can feel
Hard to bear
And most unfair
An uphill struggle
And nightmarish muddle
You’re fighting on your own.
But stop and look, and you will see
That though you’re fully grown,
All around are helping hands,
Who’ll guide and care and
Understand, as you find
Your way down. Let
Them help you,
Let them try
And never
Be afraid
To cry


Today’s prompt is to write a poem which forms a pyramid on the page

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16 Responses to Ups and Downs

  1. wbdeejay says:

    I really enjoyed this poem and the way that “find your way down” fits into the downslope of your pyramid shape.


  2. charlypriest says:

    This was original, you made a pyramid of beautiful words if you look it from left to right.


    • PookyH says:

      thanks Charly, I really messed up when I wrote the prompt! I found this quite hard, it was very restrictive and did not lend itself to rhyme or rhythm.


  3. CC Champagne says:

    Brilliant! And yours actually built a pyramid! Mine turned into diamonds rather than pyramids… *sigh*


  4. OnTheWay... says:

    Tears here. I’m falling apart despite my fighting not to. There are so many helping hands but not nearby, it’s in these times when only a real hug would do, the one thing that isn’t possible….
    I’m sorry. x


  5. colonialist says:

    … do
    …is by far
    …too hard
    ..and from it
    .I find myself
    utterly barred.


  6. colonialist says:

    As for the picture, the only appropriate comment is: ‘Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!’


  7. topazo says:

    beautiful concept…lifting words


  8. Wwwwwhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Fun poem. 🙂


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