Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, March 6, 2015

You Are Stronger Than You Know

Toril & Tully Collaboration "Beety Babies" 24 x 36
You are stronger than you know
The rain may drench you to the core,
the winter wind may whisper
that you are not worthy,
the snow and ice may envelope your heart
You are stronger than you know
Beneath your battered form,
your roots grow deep
Reaching for nourishment,
Sustaining you in the drought,
Anchoring you in the flood
so that when the sun shines
you may lean into it and grow
You are stronger than you know.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Artistic Interpretations With Margaret, Art With Toril


Jennifer Wagner said...

This is empowering and encouraging! Who doesn't need to hear words like these from time to time?

Anonymous said...

"You are stronger than you know." Could be a healing mantra

Susan said...

Almost a mother speaking to her children, mother nature speaking to her seedlings--teling them that the scars won't show, once they grow. "You are stronger than you know." I'm shaking from the word "battering." Whoosh!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the affirmation in this piece. It lifts my spirit by repeating "you're stronger than you know."

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

certainly words that are inspiring and needed to be read and heard as a mantra to so many this torturous winter

gracias mi amiga

Kerry O'Connor said...

The repeating line becomes a mantra to underscore the whole. I really like this poem.

Anonymous said...

lean into it and grow. Nice

C.C. said...

This is such an encouraging and beautiful poem. I love the repetition as it is something that we all need to repeat to ourselves in affirmation over and over again to counteract the negative self-talk and battering we take from the world. Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Björn Rudberg said...

I think getting that strength is what it's all about.. and maybe even more important: understand it.

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hyperCRYPTICal said...

A wonderful inspirational write. Lovely stuff!
Anna :o]