A Thorny Issue


Photo: Andrey Grinkevich on Unsplash


There would be no smooth solutions

No easy way to extract


From the tangle

They had let grow

All around them.


Only one way out was left:

Through the bramble,

Through the sorrow

Through the scars that would

Need nursing

Back to truth.




For the dVerse quadrille challenge: Bramble




37 thoughts on “A Thorny Issue

  1. This recalled to my memory a time MANY years ago when I was co-leader of a group of little Girl Scouts. We used to sing a little song and the words popped back into my thought bank as I read your poem …. “Can’t get over it, can’t get under it, can’t go around it, have to go through it” Sadly, I can’t remember the rest of it!! Thanks for the memories.

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