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Born from ruin

inspired by In Eclipse challenge

By Heather HublerPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
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Even strewn upon this bare earthen womb betwixt needles and husks of ash, life renews. Its delicate seedlings no longer

cloistered among spongy moss and velvet lichen, but

laboring to thrive in the shadows of ancient ghosts that haunt and linger.

Intimidation seeks to stunt their brave push through blackened remains, yet there's something to be said for

perseverance. For the will to overcome despite the naysayers, the critics, the slaves to tedium and the

status quo. They've clawed themselves from the midst of devastation not to suffer in shame and defeat, but to

elevate, take flight and bloom. Beauty born from ruin.

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Thank you very much for reading!!

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You can read all of my In Eclipse challenge entries so far in this compilation post!

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  • Hayley Matto2 months ago

    LOVE the idea of this one!! As a most of my life west coast dweller, I've seen many a forest fire. This captured that born out of darkness, thrive beyond all circumstance beauty... lovely Heather!

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Beautiful and complex as always! Enjoyed the word choices so much in this <3 In love with the beauty from ruin concept!

  • Christy Munson2 months ago

    Love the acrostic and also that AI art. Together they are sublime!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Spectacular nature poem!!! Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    gorgeous work Heather! BRAVO!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Powerful words beautifully presented

  • This was extremely powerful, my fear friend! So beautifully written as always! I loved it!

  • John Cox2 months ago

    This is an absolutely beautiful poem, Heather! I especially loved - Its delicate seedlings no longer cloistered among spongy moss and velvet lichen, but laboring to thrive in the shadows of ancient ghosts that haunt and linger.

  • Amazing job with this

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Yes! Very inspirational. This is a brilliant piece and I love the message of fighting through the ruins.

  • Lamar Wiggins2 months ago

    Powerful words, my friend! Loved your entry! ‘Laboring to thrive in the shadows of ancient ghosts that haunt and linger’ 🤩

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Wow, what beautiful imagery and brilliant writing! Well done, lil sis!

  • Beautiful work, Heather

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Oh bloody hell, lassie! This is sublime. Stirring, powerful, feels important and inspirational. Well done. Love the use of cloistered for the C! bene bene bene!

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