Weaker than Water

"In the world, there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong, nothing can surpass it." –Lao Tzu

The Convincing: A Pseudo-Sonnet

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The Convincing

Surely the way you wove that last path proves
to the deities you could have made us
in seven days or less! That filial
yellow leaf, autumn splash on our earth, red
eyed Lord of maple trees and eccentric
vines, do they not argue in favor of
a Brahma, an Allah, or Great Spirit?

Come idols, admit you’ve made an error!
The folly is not in confessing; it’s
denying this deluge of tree-babies
crawling the way for us, one tenuous
knee after another, green infant to
crimson teen to golden adult, leading
onward, knowing the others will follow.

Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt
Copyright October 16, 2008


Author: All Things Writing, LLC

Katherine Gotthardt is CEO of All Things Writing, LLC, a full-service content development and content marketing company. A published writer and seasoned educator, Katherine leads a team of professionals on a mission to make clients shine online and in print.

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