Creative Advocacy Initiative: How can I work towards the Kingdom of God (in relation to my chosen issue) in my sphere of influence?
I’ve dug a hole.
A deep hole.
A deep, deep hole.
I’ve dug myself a deep, deep hole.
And I’ve lain in it.
Rolled in the grains of dirt beneath my body.
Closed my eyes and imagined that this was all I had to do.
But when I opened my eyes again,
There was no hole…
No deep, deep hole.
No dirt, no stains.
No evidence to say I had ever been there.
There was a mountain.
A tall mountain.
A tall, tall mountain.
There is a tall, tall mountain.
And I try to climb it.
But every time I get to the top…
Every time I get close to overcoming the tallest mountain I’d ever faced.
Back into the hole.
Into the deep, deep hole.
This time I don’t lie in it.
I stand and I run.
Away from the tall, tall mountain.
Away from the deep, deep hole.
Straight into a maze…
Straight into a puzzle…
I don’t try to escape…
Because I know where I’ll end up…
Lying in my deep, deep hole.
by Zara Yasmine, Year 10