I wish to rise from ruins.
Gather broken pieces,
Shards and shreds long cast off as useless
And create one form worth standing for.
I will rise from rubble
For one great stand
One grand shine.
In my true essence
I wish to rise unscathed by imagery and voices
That encourage the lying down of hope.
Poem by F. Magdalene Austin
Copyright © 2007 F. Magdalene