Gather Resilience

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Break the hush
hear my cry
Cut the chains
sing me free
Fight the fear
call me bold
Take the past
give me now

Hyde Park, London, June 2011, c.b.w.

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c.b. 2012

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20 thoughts on “Gather Resilience

  1. Almost like two recombined shorter poems, lovely rhythm to it. An interesting picture as well, old statues are always a bit sad. Maybe its the faces worn by time?

    Jim

    • The statue is part of pair in Hyde Park. I’ve always been fascinated by them and I make sure I visit them every time I go to London. One of these days I’ll get around to researching their history. :-)

      The lines hit me out of nowhere the other night. It was weird, but I love it when a poem flies out like its always been there. :-)

  2. My favorite line is “Take the past/give me now” which seems so fitting for this beautiful figure, trapped in old marble for so very long. I envision her wanting to be set free. A beautiful pairing, once again.

  3. At first glance, I thought the lady in the statue had her leg out, and she was holding onto her toes. :-) Once I realized what it actually was, I quite enjoyed it and your wonderful poem. (I still see the leg though if I just glance at it). :-)

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