Day Nine Prompt from


“And now for our (optional) daily prompt! Because it’s a Saturday, I thought I’d try a prompt that asks you to write in a specific form – the nonet! A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second has eight, and so on until you get to the last line, which has just one syllable.”

I admit, I did not prep well for restarting this site. They’ve made changes and I have not yet found how to single space, although occasionally it works but mostly it doesn’t. I haven’t figured out yet how to add illustrations either. Please bear with me. For this prompt, something that has been on my mind since watching the news this week and all the rush to ban abortions. I love how all the male politicians think they should have sway over women’s bodies. Or how the rush to uphold sanctity of life with one law, while supporting a gun lobby that sees mass shootings every single week. This, in response to the prompt, is a double “nonet”.

Hypocrisy is Alive and Well in America

For the first time in thirty years, we

celebrate Easter, Passover

and Ramadan together

Same week that the States passed

laws to uphold life.

Ban abortions.

Still okay

to shoot.


What reverence for life includes guns?

In the news reports, mass shootings.

In the news, a mosque attack.

How do these uphold life?


save one life

Even as they



Carol A. Stephen

April 17, 2022

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