Girl Ascending by RC deWinter
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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

coward’s confession

i am a prisoner of my fears.
whatever happened
to that girl who was fearless,
afraid of nothing
but immobility?
she has receded,
nothing now but a shadow
taunting me
out of the corner of my eye.

courage never called on
is like meringue –
frothy, insubstantial –
that meeting adversity
melts away to nothing.
i sit alone,
afraid to dream,
afraid to move,
afraid to live,
and like meringue
let sit too long
i too, if fear wins out,
will surely melt away.

i must reclaim courage,
i must reclaim hope
and climb out of this pit
and, like the phoenix,
rise again.

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Digital oils from an original photograph
shot at The Pershing Square Theater in
New York City, May 4, 2013.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, Akvis Oils
over VP5 Oils




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Comments

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBalmost 2 years ago

    May 6, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Honored, many thanks, Teresa.

    – RC deWinter

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