Gather Resilience


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


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?



    • 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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