Posts tagged ‘strength’

May 25, 2021

Little things II

by Jem Croucher
Big things they may never come
but little things are free
and all we have to do each day
is open eyes to see

Encapsulating all that life
gives each of us each day
to celebrate the little things
in every single way

July 17, 2020


by thereluctantpoet

By Keza And Charles Robert Lindholm

Through The Air

Please Don’t Stand,

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February 6, 2019

The I Am

by Colly


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June 3, 2018


by Venkat

strong they said, as ivory on feet
strong they said, in marble
strong was the way to be

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December 15, 2017

Make Me Believe

by Renwick Berchild

It is astonishment only that holds me;
you brandished your weakness, and tried to slay me,
and now you are bent in your knees.

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November 23, 2017

Steady Pillars

by Colly

personal photo



October 17, 2017

Poison Ivy

by dharkanein

Beautiful is the pain

I go through everyday

Turning me into a beautiful butterfly

From the cocoon I’ve been.

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October 4, 2017

The Woodland

by Renwick Berchild

I am inferior. Let me say it.

Let it roll on my tongue, get pressed to my inner cheek, let it
fall out to the earth, let the solar rays shine on it,
the rain hammer over it,
the soil encapsulate it,
have it arise.

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September 23, 2017

Creative synchrony

by Colly


It’s not the frame

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August 24, 2017

My Friend and Her Anxiety

by Renwick Berchild

Over and over on a Ferris wheel, she will not come down,
have her meal, will not admit that she is afraid
that the contraption revolving around her heart may one day die.

She’d rather sit there, all hours, observe the heights
and the tops of towers, reach her fingertips up as she drops
to brush the illusions, feel the felt and wool of a god’s eyelash
she dreamt of the night before.

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June 29, 2017

I Thirst

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Dear Father,
I have tasted of the world’s wine,
And yet I thirst;
I have gorged myself on earth’s pleasures,
And yet I hunger.

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June 17, 2017

Life Sucks Sometimes

by scatterednotebooks

life sucks sometimes, and the music stops
the flow slows and sludges like tar
and blood pounds and throbs in the ear
the eyes and ears search for – something

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April 29, 2017

The Eyes Series: The Storm of the Eye

by scatterednotebooks

There’s a storm
that resides in her eyes –
swirling, blowing –
destroying inwardly

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January 10, 2017

The Beasts of Belltown

by Renwick Berchild

This fire is cold, cold as the north wind blows
over the Belltown towers, blinking in their dead lights.

Beasts of Pacific silver, crowns of wire and iron bone,
cool jaded life, dispensing profane alleluias, alleluias, allelu,
forsook from the holies, allelu-lu-luia.

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December 14, 2016

Believe In You

by markfahmy


If you ever believe in anything so strongly,
then I hope you do believe in you.
And dismiss all the shit that was said to you, wrongly,
along with that damaging self-talk you tell yourself too.

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September 20, 2016

Unto the Hills

by Miriam Hurdle


–  Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” Psalm 121:1

Where do I seek in times of need?

Not with my head down, looking at my feet,

But gaze up high into the sky,

Where the source of strength I meet!

– Photo by Miriam Hurdle

August 5, 2016

Strong Women

by Judy E Martin

When it’s time to’ man up’

We are told to ‘grow  a pair’

Balls will make us stronger

But that’s not very fair!

Why are they so special?

To make us act so tough

In those awful moments

When life gets really rough

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August 4, 2016

Take Care of Each Other

by Renwick Berchild

Take care of each other.
Whether there be Father or Mother,
Take care.

You will collide with each other.
You will inflict wounds and be wounded.

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July 12, 2016

There is Always More that can be Done

by Renwick Berchild

Faint fountain before the lantern light,
Fairest fauna bending in,
Fragile creature
Dying slow,

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May 24, 2016

Substance & Zest

by Jem Croucher


It’s lovely to feel
the warmth of the sun
at the start of a day
which has barely begun

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March 6, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day

by Jem Croucher

Version 2

An early rose on Mother’s Day
appropriately there
exuding beauty in its form
combined with love to share
Fragrance subtle, petals frail
A heart concealed, yet strong
with influence and calming
for an early springtime song

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December 29, 2015


by Morgan



Vision of what my Heart should Be,

Vision of Truth Residing in Me;

Light of Eternal Compass, Showing

The Brightness and Darkness Within me, Glowing.

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December 17, 2015

The Walk

by Venkat


She took me on a walk
And I walked so, on her mind

For moments, it felt water
As I sunk with stones I carried
In my feathered heart
Till I flapped those limbs
To hold edges, back in the eye

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November 24, 2015

In Search of Strength

by Venkat


In search of strength
I went
Into miles of speeches

Till I felt the edge of silence

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November 7, 2015

Shapes of Fear

by Venkat


A tiger, you are
Not a ball of fire
Let me fear not
By your shape
Twitching into my nerves

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September 19, 2015

Always there

by Jem Croucher


I’m pleased the sea is always there
because whenever I’m in need
I can take a wander by its shore
and feel instantly relieved
For no matter what life throws at me
as it does from time to tine
The sea acts as a comforter
and makes me feel just fine

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April 21, 2015

~ Scars and All

by A. L. O'Prunty

Dedicated to all who have suffered the cruelty of “the bullies”


I watched


Painfully remembered –

Tossing rocks

In the form of wounding words

The shy little girl sat crying

Questioning her worth

Her very existence…

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March 30, 2015

So Special

by Venkat


you are a bead, so special
strung amongst us, on this earth
half look below, on your footsteps
to follow the rhythm you set upon
the remaining half look up, above
by your inspiration, to see stars

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