Poem of the Week: Rising

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

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The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “Rising”.

And now for this week’s poem:


You can be killed off
for a time.
You may need to rest,
retreat, reverse,
repair a wing.

But keep the faith.
Hold true.
Trust in your desire to do
the thing you want to do.

Come the given day,
out of buried time
you’ll unearth
some new devising.

You’ll know just how
to step forth again,
and up into your rising.

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