There’s Hope – A Poem by Deirdre

Deirdre’s poem was awarded Second Place in our Lorikeet Poetry Competition 2021. The theme was ‘Strength and Courage to Overcome Adversity’.

There’s Hope

By Deirdre

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.
Small successes.
Tiny failures.
One foot in front of the other.
Yes, it’s happening.
Room for hope.

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