#142 of 365 – “soul”

“soul”

 

my warrior spirit

seems to have deserted me,

left me behind

 

my fortitude

slipped out too, after

a swift and steady decline

 

resolve is shaky,

on ground that feels flimsy

and unstable

 

and my stamina,

low on determination

leaves me powerless and unable

 

my knees are weak,

my mind stumbling

over fears I can’t control

 

but tomorrow

I’ll show up again

with nothing more than soul

 

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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4 Responses to #142 of 365 – “soul”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Hon, just excellent! Do you think Tanya could work your poem into one of her posts?
    (Small confession: I didn’t really “get” your poem until I read the tags at the end! Yeah, I know. I cheated. So what else is new?! ) 🙂

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Ron! Well…I don’t know…I like to stay out of her writing sandbox. If she would like to throw it in somewhere, she knows where I live and knows I don’t mind. 😉 Thanks for the compliment and the suggestion!

  2. T. D. Davis says:

    *This* is a grabber!

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