Deirdre’s poem was awarded Second Place in our Lorikeet Poetry Competition 2021. The theme was ‘Strength and Courage to Overcome Adversity’.
It’s not going well.
Am I feeling strong?
Am I feeling brave?
It’s not as bad as it’s been.
The sky is silent but it’s blue.
The fear is present but it’s invisible.
Which weapon should I reach for?
My mood is noisy, but is it blue?
I’ve won before but no one saw.
Can I do it again?
Pick myself up?
After falling on the floor.
Nothing to lose.
One foot in front of the other.
Yes, it’s happening.
Room for hope.