Resilience

The first days of the year

Uneventful, typical

Like the empty ground of winter

 

I was a daisy

Buried deep under frost

Procrastination, Loathing, Fear

Deeper than snow

Hard and frozen

Delicate

 

Spring brought storms

The sky began to

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Until the rain became a downpour

Piercing winds became relentless

And the chaos pulled me in

 

After the storm

Ripped apart the garden

Thrashed the ground beneath it

It looked like nothing remained

But weeds

 

Amazingly

A bud earthed from the soil

Glossy with life

Kissed with dew

Forlorn, Unsure

 

From the Spring came Summer

Who hugged the ground with its glow

 

Uncertainty hung in the humid air

Yet everyday thereafter brought new growth

Self-worth, Positivity, Carefree Bliss

The frost of the winter thawed

Its presence only a reminder of how far I had come

How far I would go

 

Nourished by love the tender petals soon

B  u  r  s  t

to Bloom

I stood up again

 

Against the winds and the rain

The Negativity

Against my fears

I allowed myself to catch the positivity I chased

After I walked into the sunshine

And let its rays warm my skin

 

The brisk fall air caused the daisy to wilt

 

The winter snow buried it

 

But underneath

A new bud was waiting to spring

To Grow

To Love

Inside my heart, the daisy remains

Beautiful,

Courageous,

Resilient.

 

This poem is about: 
Me
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