Thursday, April 8, 2021

Of Stumbling Block or Stepping stone...

For today's prompt, write a metaphor poem. 
A simile is when something is like a something else (example: I am like a tree);
 a metaphor is when something is something else (example: I am a tree). 
So take a moment to consider possible metaphors and then poem them out.

Not quite the metaphor poem I was going for, but this is who it 'fell'

Which one are we?

We take up such a teeny spot
But what a sacred role we’ve got
For by our acts, we will be known
As stumbling block or steppingstone

We may not notice at first glance
While caught up in the circumstance
How composite of skin and bone
Is stumbling block or stepping stone

For we all have a part to play
Life is far more than day-to-day
It is a footpath that we hone
With stumbling block or stepping stone

We feed the flame of fear or hope
Rock solid ground, or slippery slope
We, with the grit of pray or groan
Are stumbling block or stepping stone

Do we indulge an idle mind
Or strive to be useful and kind?
Where little feet wait to be shown
By stumbling block or stepping stone

Such a short time, we take our place
In a long line of human race
Where act-and-react sets the tone
Of stumbling block or stepping stone

© Janet Martin

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: 
but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock 
or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
Romans 14:13

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