Help, Save Me!


Do you hear it?

It’s frightening!

Scratching, clawing,

as if something buried alive

is trying desperately to survive.

Do you see it?

Common sense and decency,

respect, trust, humility –

are all trying to find their way to light.

They’ve been buried for so long

I’m afraid all hope is gone.

But wait!

I’ll reach out, I’ll be brave –

try to pull them from their grave.

I’ll do my very best to set them free.

Will you?

My response to today’s one-word prompt: Replacement