Resilient

Resilient

At the darkest of hours
when nothing is left to be taken
Stripped bare of dignity
Pummeled into dirt
The taste still lingering in your mouth
even after you have wretched
it from your body
You dig even deeper than
where you have been before
Finding those special gifts
bestowed on you by all who
have beaten you down
Resilience and resolve
These are the things that lift you
from the hell that was your life
Your champions and saviors
who always know where you are
when you need them the most


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Sanaa is hosting D'Verse poets and has asked us to write a panegyric poem
in honor of someone or something.  I looked within, grateful for my inner
strength.

Image by adelmo adelmo from Pixabay 

  20 comments for “Resilient

  1. Beverly Crawford
    October 7, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Portrait of a survivor. Well written!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

      Thanks Bev ☺️💕

  2. October 7, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Your inner strength is to be admired … to draw strength from your words as well.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 8, 2021 at 8:24 am

      Thank you Helen ☺️💕

  3. October 7, 2021 at 6:17 am

    You are so right about the champions and saviours.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2021 at 8:47 am

      Yes we are more resilient than we think ☺️

    • Christine Bolton
      October 8, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Yes and it’s usually us! ☺️

  4. October 6, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Cheers to those champions and cheerleaders in our lives. Love the inspiring post!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2021 at 8:48 am

      Thank you! No one can champion us more than ourselves at times ☺️

  5. October 6, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Love it, it is when we are at our lowest when we find those who are willing to lend a hand.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2021 at 7:40 pm

      Yes they are the true champions who deserve the praise and we must look inward too. We are sometimes more resilient than we know. Thank you Bjorn

  6. sanaarizvi
    October 6, 2021 at 10:48 am

    I absolutely love, love this! Inner strength is no doubt something that we should all celebrate 😀 especially resonate with; “Resilience and resolve/These are the things that lift you/from the hell that was your life.” Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      October 7, 2021 at 8:50 am

      Thank you Sanaa. It was a lovely prompt for us ☺️💕

  7. October 6, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Wow. Life Coach Christine! 😍

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Lol! I just couldn’t think of anyone I wanted to praise 🤣

  8. Gillena Cox
    October 6, 2021 at 3:29 am

    Indeed this is what causes us to rise. Nice one Christine. Thanks gor dropping by to read mine

    Much💜love

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2021 at 7:56 am

      Thank you so much Gillena ☺️💕 Have a wonderful day

  9. October 6, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Wow! This is so evocative.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 6, 2021 at 7:55 am

      Thanks Sadje. Instead of praising someone else I wanted to remind others, especially those who might not feel as strong, that we have something to be proud of – our resolve, our faith in ourselves. It is always there if we look hard enough ☺️💕

      • October 6, 2021 at 8:08 am

        Yes, very true. All the negatives in our lives teach us to be strong.

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