100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week# 115

Julia’s first prompt for 2014 is, the path ahead . . . Very timely don’t you think?

Here is my entry, a lazy poem of exactly one hundred words.

Ancestral Path

The path ahead carries the imprint of the ancestors,

wide, red and littered with rocks.

 There are many diversions squeezing through tunnels

narrow tracks, and sinking sand.

The path ahead carries the footprints of my ancestors,

who crawled on their knees, jumped for joy,

and stood up for justice

on their journeys through time.

The path ahead is bleached

like the bones of the mothers,

stained with the blood of the warriors,

and flooded with the tears of the children.

The path ahead climbs through forgiveness to freedom

 meandering green to air, fresh and sustaining,

to nurture my infinite descendents.

Join in with Julia’s 100WCGU at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-4/


11 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week# 115

  1. Welcome back Gilly! I missed you! As the other have said your imagery here is wonderful and takes your readers through those generations. Thank you so much for taking part again. Hope to see you every week!

  2. It’s amazing how people before us sacrifice so much to fight for what they hold dear, for their morality and human effort, and for the salvation of future generations. Great tribute poem for the brave souls.

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