The Plunge – #writephoto

The Plunge

The air is unseasonably warm.
Red and golds the trees adorn.
A messenger, is the breeze
Whispering of a new melody

A sturdy, dependable bridge
Expands from ridge to ridge
Over a river swift and dark 
Where few dare to embark.

On the edge her toes curl.
She looks down, another world
Stares back. Love’s reflection 
Draws her in his direction.

But on the bridge she’s not alone
It’s crowded, people she knows. 
Like vines they cling, wrapping 'round
Trying to keep her on the ground.

She snaps free of their grip.
Everything she’s known is stripped.
Falling toward the deep, a mystery.
Falling toward her destiny.

Splash! Into the blue she drops.
Love consumes her thoughts
As deeper and deeper she sinks
Not wanting to ever blink.

Just when her lungs might burst
Love takes her hand, submersed.
Together the surface they break
As up the river they make.

A’last shallow waters they reach.
Hand and hand they walk the beach.
Here the flowers are in bloom
Buds of life, a world new.

Together, stone by stone 
They build their own home.




Copyright ©2021 Heather - Home Study From The Grateful Heart
All Rights Reserved


Prompt
This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent's #WritePhoto

Photo
The photo is courtesy of Sue Vincent.







Published by Home Study from the Grateful Heart

Welcome new friends. I'm Heather, a homeschooling mama raising three children alongside my husband. I love to walk our two dogs, photograph nature, and write poetry. As a family, we love reading together, creating art, sports and all things nature. We also enjoy sharing our learning experiences with friends and creating co-op opportunities. I enjoy writing about our homeschool adventures, as well as nature and sharing recipes. My heart is grateful for my family, our homeschool, our friends and homeschool community, as well as the nature around us. In addition to following my blog, you can find me on Facebook at Home Study from the Grateful Heart.

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