For today’s prompt, write an uplifting poem. This could be a poem that lifts the soul, but also, I’ll take any poems about physically lifting people and things as well (sky lifts, lifting weights, lifting children, etc). If you can do both (or find another interpretation), I you’ll share it below.
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Here’s my attempt at an Uplifting poem:
“call to arms”
There’s something to be said
for the arm that reaches
around another’s back
to give support or lift
that other person up,
as if to say this cup
of trouble will soon drift
off like the darkest black
night along the beaches
that shift where others tread.
Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). He is a big fan of beaches and uplifting moments.
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Find more poetic posts here:
- 8 Reasons Why Poetry Is Good for the Soul.
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Magic 9.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 355.