Waves Beat Down – a poem

Some one asked me today if I was doing any more haikus. I was suddenly inspired and here are four of them. I’ve been learning about resilience over the past couple of days at a conference so that’s what this little sequence explores. Hope you enjoy it.

Vast waves beat the shore

Seconds, minutes, hours flow

On and on we go

Each one tears resolve

Mocks our dreams and blinds our hope

Leaves us all to grope

But in that clutching

We find our true selves anew

Power to abide

To suffer what comes

To live on and love what’s real

Souls refreshed each time

You can see my YouTube performance of it here…

Thanks for reading,

Richard

You can check out more of my poetry by clicking on the links below.

Boys They’ll Stay – a poem

For Serena – a poem

Slide – a poem about despair

Climb – a poem for my son

The Scene Within – a poem

The Ovens are Cold – a poem

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