beneath the surface

Flash Fiction and Poetry by L. Michelle Harris


A girl has to have courage
To be pregnant
In the wrong place
At the wrong time.

Lives are at stake
When promises are broken.
Stones fly before
Explanations can be heard.

A boy has to have courage
To trust the word of an angel
And stand with a girl absent
A tribe's protection.

When Empire and Destiny
Mingle to bring about
An extraordinary circumstance
It takes courage
To keep it together.

And then

A baby is born
Hope is restored
Love is remembered
Life begins again.

It takes courage
To bask in the light of the world.


Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu September 16, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

Good writing.. dark and deep with a light.

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