Overcomers (Ubi Sunt)

I enjoyed writing last week’s terza rima. This week, Linda’s challenging us to write ubi sunt. It’s Latin, and literally means ‘Where have they gone’. We have to use at least 3 of these words: Peachy, illumination, graphite, rattlesnake, spring, octopus, pizzazz, but the form of the poem is up to us. One suggestion was a sixain, and I’ve never written one of those, so I thought I’d try it.


With pizzazz we studied and worshipped God,
Learning and growing together:
We shared our lives and the bond was deep;
From spring to spring we continued to meet –
We’d go out of our way for each other:
It was peachy and won’t be easily forgot.

4 thoughts on “Overcomers (Ubi Sunt)

  1. I love this. Makes me think of Hebrews 10:24-25, which is the scripture I’ll be writing on for a monthly newspaper I contribute to. Your sixain has given me inspiration for that article.

  2. Pingback: Church: August Poetry Challenge | Faith, Life & Compassion

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