Polly

Writings and Witterings

9th May 1989

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The lull before the storm.
The port before the call.
The knowledge of defeat.
The spirit’s downward fall.

A gradual repair.
A jigsaw in the round.
Retrieve the final piece.
Regain momentum found.

Rebuild a shattered dream.
Rekindle, light a spark.
Rehouse, and start again,
and you will leave your mark.

Polly Stretton © 1989

For dVerse Poetics—bringing light to darkness—from a smashing prompt by Anthony Desmond.

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65 thoughts on “9th May 1989

  1. Oh I know this cycle well – I like that you finished with the positive.

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  2. Picking ourselves up after a fall–kind of the pattern of life, isn’t it?

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  3. Oh dear–a very poignant poem really. I am wondering if May 9 is an anniversary. But there’s a great deal of resilience too! k.

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  4. Very good piece.

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  5. Wonderful, Polly. 🙂

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  6. insightful and delightful.

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  7. sometimes it’s def. time to rebuilt… be it a house or a relationship or a work or a whole new life..

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  8. What a positive poem – it gives me hope 😀

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  9. Rebuilding and recreating can be monumental tasks but sometimes the results can blow us away. Wonderful poem Polly!

    I cannot thank you enough for going through all those old posts and reading them. Merci beaucoup!

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  10. ah, i like the breakdown, leading to building up; Def has contrasts of light & dark. Nice…

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  11. I love the positive spin in the end ~ Very uplifting to read this morning Polly ~

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  12. I love the resurgence of light in your poem, Polly! Light prevails in the end……

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  13. DEF empathetic, rebuilding a whole new life. Piece of cake. After this exhortation! Great write!

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    • It’s really doing me good to remember that I rebuilt my life before…and I can do it again. Thank you for your response, seasideauthor 🙂

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  14. Such an inspiring verse, Polly!

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  15. … and remember where we came from… this was encouraging

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  16. rebuilding is what takes us forward..and it’s always good if one can realize it soon..
    great write..enjoyed it:)

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  17. Such an excellent fit in an old poem.. when your standing in the ruins you have to start rebuilding..

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  18. Your poem in itself reads so beautifully and ends so positively. I do hope your comment to Still (“I rebuilt my life before…and I can do it again”) does not mean you are faced with new challenges.

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  19. Change and rebuilding are opportunities we don’t always take advantage of…I like the simplicity here, a matter of night vs. day 😉

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  20. that first stanza just pulled me into the poem!

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  21. Very pleasing rhyme and message Polly!

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  22. Hope & light spring eternal in our hearts; a lovely poem, a tribute man’s resilience, his steadfast need to get up, to start again, to the point of rebirth is necessary.

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  23. Lovely poem Polly, the use of the ‘re’ words added so much to it.

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  24. So important to find that spark that rebuilds the dream. Lovely write.

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  25. I believe in you 🙂

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  26. “…start again” is difficult but leads to light…love the message here..

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