A challenge faced
A challenge braced
A shift in word and song

A disrespect
And disconnect
Between what’s right and wrong

A broken trust
And broken heart
A fractured dream to share

With malintent
Deliberately lent
And zero left to bare

And cling I try
And cling I do
To values I have worn

While tempting does
And tempting tries
To shift my thoughts to scorn

Yet as you may
And as you have
Withdrawn a promise kept

I’ll rise above
Embracing love
Long after souls have wept

~ Leana Delle
Sunday, September 22, 2019
2019 Sunday Poetry Challenge – Number thirty-seven of fifty-two
Photo Credit: Drew Hays