Topsy-Turvy 2

NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 27

A5RKXR Upside down tortoise

We have all become
turtles.
Tipped topsy-turvy
on our backs.
Appendages useless, waving
madly in air,
trying to right
ourselves.

Can’t be done
without a helping
hand
reaching out
to flip
whatever has been
turned upside down.

Could be no more
than a soft warm smile
of a stranger
passing.
A kind word
of encouragement
to simply continue
breathing,
living our lives
as best we can
in a world
become unrecognizable.

And the cost
of receiving such a gift
is just as simple:

Pass It On.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/27/2020

Notes: Image was grabbed from the Internet, many years ago. Author Unknown. And the reason for this lesson, learned half a life ago, but never forgotten, might better be told in an essay on my prose blog. You may read the essay here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/2020/04/27/lesson-about-topsy-turvy/

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to Topsy-Turvy 2

  1. Pingback: Lesson About Topsy-Turvy | 1sojournal

  2. Marianne says:

    So true, Elizabeth, our worlds have been turned upside down. Now we’re waiting for the helping hand to turn us upright again! Good writing.

    Like

  3. True, Elizabeth. Good write.

    Love,
    Pamela

    Like

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