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Monday, October 1, 2018

Courage, A Poetic Repost

Hi, Dear Sillies,
   Certain events brought me back to this one. I'm sorry I haven't generated new poetry lately. It comes and goes and has been gone for a while (except when I wrote The Trumpeter).
   Happy October, dear ones.
   Be good to yourselves.

Extending the dance, 

When you’ve long lost your groove
Swimming to shore too frail to move.

Stepping towards light, when darkness abounds
Permitting a laugh amid no other sounds.

Confronting a beast no one should endure
It strikes with no warning, no reprieve and no cure.

Snuggling with hope, when the pain you can’t bear
Unveiling your heart in the face of despair.

Conveying a smile, when you’d much rather cry

Speaking the truth though it’s safer to lie.

Taking a stance, when integrity’s lost
Forcing what’s right in spite of the cost.

Holding to faith in your value and worth
Maintaining a grace that softens the earth.

Passing with ease
As you air your last breath

A hero whose soul
Transcends life
and death.
Photo by me, 9/17, Greek Perspective


  1. An especially fortifying poem. Thanks, Robyn.

  2. That's an excellent one to run with now.

  3. Beautiful eloquent and deeply touching.

  4. Seems appropriate for all the goings-on over the last few weeks in the news and elsewhere.

  5. A poem to tug at my heart. And a stunning photo. Megathanks.

    1. Your comments always make me smile. Megagoodfeelings, EC.

  6. strong poem and worthy of re-post and reflection. Excellent and moving.

  7. Timely and rhymely. Thank you.

    1. Cute - I like the "timely and rhymely" rhyme. You're clever, Wilma.
      Be well.

  8. Ahhh, very nicely done!

    By the way, what is (or was) controversial about Bob Hope?

    1. Apparently he was highly unfaithful and didn't care to get consent. But lemme make sure before I accuse Bob Hope of having been a rapist creeper...

    2. Here's one link for your perusal:

    3. Thanks for the link. I was familiar with the fact that Hope cheated on Dolores constantly throughout his years with her, but I wasn't sure about the "didn't care to get consent" part.

    4. That's what I understand from some of my wise bloggy friends too, Silver. But I could be spreading rumors. Hope is dead, so no harm done, right? Wait, wait, there's still hope. There's always hope.

    5. There's always hope? But you just said Hope is dead. I'm so confused...

      By the way, my latest post has a photo of me... sorta.

  9. A great one indeed. Great flow at your feed.

  10. Lovely, but in the 4th stanza I think you meant bear!!

  11. Lovely poem, Robyn. Meaningful and uplifting. My favorite line - "Maintaining a grace that softens the earth."

  12. Wonderful poem, Robyn! Happy October to you.

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