Sunday, October 17, 2010


Into the wind I bend
Head bowed, arms across my chest
Working, pressing onward
Reaching for something higher, something greater
Unwilling to fail, eager to win

Challenged, I tread onward
Aware of the impossibilities, the barriers
Conscious of my strengths, my beliefs
Gaining power from beyond
I rally my troops and wage war against my foe
Unleashing my will, yet preserving my dignity
I fear no enemy this side of the grave

Written in response to a prompt from Writer's Island.


  1. I have a tree like that in my sight right now - a linden tree in the field below my house. Your poem sums up the dogged perseverence of this tree.

  2. Very thought provoking one Dear.. xx
    Blessed weekend.. :)