Indomitable Spirit

Bend it double
and it will spring back
willowy and grateful
Gratitude is good medicine

Push it into dark corners
and it will find a ray of light
climb towards it and use it for a ladder
up and out of the dark

Throw lightning bolts
into its face and it will glory
in the grace of the warmth
It does not huddle in misery

Save your sympathy
for the needy, those
who stand in sun
but can not see the light.

4 comments

  1. Hi Sarah

    How beautifully you define the “indomitable spirit”. A gift of the human condition and these words of yours honor with empathy and a very keen perspective —

    Throw lightning bolts
    into its face and it will glory
    in the grace of the warmth
    It does not huddle in misery

    Something that both astounds and inspires us. Thank you for sharing this, it’s uplifting!

    Take care,
    Wendy

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  2. My thanks to you, Wendy,

    I think of all the suffering in this country of opportunity.
    So many disasters in 2017, and still there is an underlying
    atmosphere of hope. Sometimes the ‘freedom’ touted is
    questionable, but the spirit of this country seems to survive
    all storms on all fronts. May it never be broken!

    sarah

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  3. “Bend it double
    and it will spring back”

    Made me think of the young tree branch
    that bends to the will of tough times temporarily
    but comes back to it’s original up-reaching position.

    May we all find that ray of light!

    Much enjoyed.
    Kerri

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  4. SMZ,
    I love to think of boomeranging the spirit of hope in this life. It works just like a boomerang. You give; you get. That bending & almost breaking has such a stretch of power—even in the spirit of being just a mere human. May hope spring as it does in every season. Enjoyed reading your poetry today. And—catch that boomerang!
    Peace to you now & always,
    Jan

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