Thursday, September 6, 2012

“the easy out”

the easy out

and just when
you thought you'd failed

lay in the ashes
of your own apparent ruins
putting embers out
on the pads of your fingers
and searching for
the easy out

redemption comes swelling

courses through
like the tide over sand
swells through your body

leaves you
now truly destroyed

on the brink of strength

Mairi Graham-Shaw
© 2012


Image links to source
Caspar David Friedrich, Monk By the Sea – 1809: Wiki Commons, public domain


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    1. Hi Joyce: So glad you liked Mairi's poem! Thanks for stopping by & commenting.


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