Monday, April 7, 2014

April is Poetry Recognition Month by Celeste Cooper

Take a Stand by Celeste Cooper 
Swirling ideas, each significant to plan.
Upholding brave principles and taking a stand.
Provisions of nature and all living things
Gives fortitude, fulfillment of what life can bring.

Taste the climb; take pause, ageless, forever;
Ours for the taking–precious gift to endeavor.
Inherited by forefathers, a guide for our path,
Achievement secured when we learn from the past.

So stand up we shall, securing our position;
When acted on, they are more than conditions.
Comrades, principles, nature, history, at hand

Are the tools that endure when taking a stand.

Excerpt from Broken Body, Wounded Spirit: Balancing the See-Saw of Chronic Pain, SPRING DEVOTIONS, here.

"Poetry is writing about yourself waiting
to see what will show up, the words are
the finger points of your soul.”  

~Sandford Lyne, author of
Writing Poetry from the Inside Out

Inner Expression:
 Coping with Pain and Fatigue through Poetry

Coping with chronic pain is challenging. Maintaining forward momentum in the face of unpredictable symptoms and fatigue is daunting.

Poetry is a conduit to our soul, providing energy to hurtle over the many obstacles we meet in life. It provides an endless path by heightening our senses: sight, sound, touch, and smell. It is the feel, the texture, and all that may not be present but is in the mind. Poetry knows no time, no era, no restraints; it is an ever-present expression of self or circumstances through the written word...

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(Signature line appended, March 2018)

In healing,
Celeste Cooper, RN / Author, Freelancer, Advocate

Think adversity?-See opportunity!


George Luke said...

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Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...


I promise to love ___
To open my heart ___

I promise to cry ___
And not wonder why ___

I promise to call …
When I start to fall …

I promise to hope …
At the end of my rope …

I hope to romp ___
I hope to play ___

I hope to run …
Jump rope someday …

When will it happen? ___
How long must I wait? ___

You promise to answer? …
I'll promptly tempt fate...

For All Who Suffer With Chronic Illness

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