Sunday, August 13, 2017

Poem: Resilience


Watching the love by intensity’s stare
Struggles and hardships two people might bear
Tragic the turns come upon as they dance
One looks away just as other will glance
Hindrance springs forth too enormous to check
Ship starts to founder ‘till the rocks leave a wreck
Frightened of stigma, betrayal and loss
Frailty’s victims are each weight of their cross
Words left unspoken mark a road ever beckoning
Trail soon lost while the doubt’s ever reckoning
The heart proves resilient for the bond that’s been built
There is always more milk when a glass has been spilt

Copyright SGW 2017

Footnote: Influenced by the movie “The Big Sick.”