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the strength

By Hanna PoynorPublished 2 years ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2022

I see you now. Now that I walk

It's so hard to see your prints through these tears.

I don't dare look down.

Somewhere between the valley of desperation and inadequacy, I saw you hanging there.

right where you left yourself.

like an ancient warrior, covered in scars and cracks, hard as stone but still radiant.

on the other side, for so long I questioned where you had gone.

I see you now. Now that I walk,

How can I rip the vines from your heart?

I'll pick up your armor along my journey and wear it proudly.

I'll use your light that you left to guide my way.

With every hill, I climb,

Every step I take

The voice telling me to give up, with my eyes burning, fingers bleeding, feet aching, and heart turning.





I have to become a warrior too, for her.

For the one who watches me walk.

I see you now. Now that I walk.

I'm shutting the gates. May her path never cross here.

I'll make it out, mama, and I'm taking you with me.


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Comments (6)

  • The Invisible Writer2 years ago

    Inspiring. Thank you for writing. I kept thinking of walking for a cure. of journeys. of my step mom wearing her hair loss with pride. Funny she's survived twice and let the world see her naked scalp both times. But now she grows her hair just to donate it. I don't know if that's what the poem is about but that's what it spoke to me.

  • Mark Graham2 years ago

    Beautiful. I can hear my mom.

  • Joe Patterson2 years ago

    Very inspiring.

  • Neisha.hill2 years ago

    Excellent storytelling

  • Nat 2 years ago

    I enjoyed this!

  • Spark2 years ago

    i like the style you wrote this in. :)

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