Sugar Mountain ~ a poem
Bill Holland (billybuc), who most of you know here on Hubpages, has offered a writing challenge. I am always up for a challenge so I am responding to his. He has given his writers four images or photos to include in our writing which you will see throughout my response.
He is asking for short story fiction or flash fiction, but for some reason I am in poetry mode right now. So my response is a poem. For some reason this poem came through me when I viewed his images and I had to write it down and share.
So, although this is not exactly what he asked for, this is my creative response to his challenge!
Stretching my body up through
the clouds top Sugar Mountain
While the mist crystalizes
like sugar drops around me
Sweetened echos from the past
speak to me as I reach the summit
I have followed in the footsteps
of my ancestors as they once
climbed the mountain
Beginning my journey with a
pilgrimage to their graves
I listened as they whispered
their inspiration to me
"Climb, climb, climb the mountain,"
they repeated. "It is your mountain
to climb. Claim its message."
The old railway cars that now
sit at the base of the mountain
Once creaked and groaned up
the mountainside like a
ribbon threading through
Today, lay dormant, their stories
silent and forgotten
So I climb
like those before me
To the summit to pay homage
to the mountain they so
For the protection it gave to their
Today, as I stand straight and tall
the echos of the past speak to me
in strong voices
Ensuring me their legacy of the mountain
with all its wisdom, teachings, and protection.
Suzannah Wolf Walker (c) 2016 all rights reserved
- A Writing Challenge: Are You Up For It?
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