Posts tagged ‘strength’

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 A. Marie

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

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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

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–  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 A. Marie

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 A. Marie

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

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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

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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

Vision

by Morgan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ladyliterati

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

 

I watched

Recalled

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

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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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March 29, 2015

Hidden strength

by Jem Croucher

Groyne Two

With a calming serenity, the lapping sea
silently approaches the shore
and with the faintest of whispers, turns on itself
before slipping back for more

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March 20, 2015

~ Out of the Pain

by ladyliterati

 

The hurt DIDN’T make me stronger –
I fell through the cracks in my character
‘Til someone cared enough to pull me out
Out of my years lost to the pain
The anger, the stages of mourning
All consuming guilt of survival;

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October 25, 2014

Icebergs

by Venkat

Iceberg

icebergs floating in sea
truths deep underneath
as uneven edges disagree
in cold waters we breathe

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October 19, 2014

Strength

by Venkat

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as strange as it seems
a thought true, it deems
meaning of our strength
from a peace in length

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August 15, 2014

Knowing The Unknown

by Venkat

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strange as it may seem
by truth, eternally porous
sparks of virtue gleam
soft, adapted as clay does

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July 29, 2014

Strength: No Escape

by Venkat

my truth, complete, indivisible
no thirst, no doubt, no yearn
it stands by itself, for itself
no misgivings, no speculation

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June 28, 2014

A Single Rugged Path

by Venkat

the strength and will to be on a single rugged path
comes from knowledge, keen perception

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May 16, 2014

Step Away

by graypoet

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Some people give and give and give
To please those around them each day
The takers empty of their smile and joy
Until they have no reason left to stay.

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April 30, 2014

If I Could

by russtowne

 

If I could, I’d hold you tight and whisper in your ear,

“You are safe, you are loved, I care, and I’m here.”

If I could, I’d help you find greater inner peace

From all your grief and torment I’d help you find release

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September 15, 2013

Poetry Challenge: Diamante Poem

by Rana

War

Dominance Victory

Conflicting Confronting Conforming

Let loose the dogs; Those which do not kill us

Building Powering Compounding

Honor Pride

Strong

Courage Determination

Toughening Hardening Securing

Mastering of self; The greatness of self

Succumbing Bowing Admitting

Pitiful Useless

Weak

Humble Modest

Accepting Simplifying Respecting

Inherit the earth; A reward unto itself

Harmonizing Serendipitous Calming

Tranquil Repose

Peace

April 19, 2013

They Were

by russtowne

They were
“Committed”
To each other
Mostly
Nearly
Almost
Largely
Sort of
Partially

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