A poem about the strength we need to find. -27th July 2016.

Our fortitude.

There is a fortitude we both have to find -
Be it upon the lightening marbled skies
Or the veiled mists holding onto the sun;
The inspiration painted into today.
Perhaps it is in the sleeping smile of a child
Or your tears weeping for the dawn;
A fear of being held in the silent storm.
It could even be in the glaring memory
That only whispers to you as you fall;
In the gallantry you cling to as you stand.
Find it in the words scattered on the street -
A faint principle you have grasped;
Poetry that finished before it could start.
Or you could just take it from each and every beat
Of my loving heart.

Poetry by John Ashleigh
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Written on 2016-07-27 at 18:28

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Jalaj Soni
Or you could just take it from each and every beat of my loving heart.

A beautiful ending.. Sent shivers down my spine.


bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
The wordage of your poem is so tender. I can almost feel an uncomfortable and eerie stillness lurking beneath these lines. It makes me cringe and smile at the same time. Great job here. Artistically written.

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Phyllis J. Rhodes
Reading this is like watching such an incredible movie that you can't get up and leave when it ends. You just sit and let the impact of it have its way.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
The beauty of this is so delicate and pristine. Each line is etched so carefully so as not to harm but to enhance the value of an already precious piece of the most rarest piece of art. Divinely designed and written. Kathy:)