#107 of 365 – “a slow walk”

“a slow walk”


grace is a slow walk

over hot coals of emotion


an upturned chin

against the beating of destitution


a whisper of peace

on top of violent persecution



in the center of raging commotion



in the face of one’s personal implosion



during the thick and lasting darkness of depression



on the tangled path of fear and confusion


and love

even when it doesn’t feel like the solution



About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #107 of 365 – “a slow walk”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Oh….soooo much to admire…as always! I would have liked to see “love” head one of the couplets, but I understand how difficult it is to love anything or anyone when one is in the depths of depression. Remember to smile…and remember that a new friend thinks you are very, very special. Ron xoxox

  2. Blackbird says:

    Thanks so much Ron! I made a tiny edit. And having a new friend does make me smile!

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