by Dagmar Wilson   Dec 28, 2017

Somehow we survive
bombshells coming at us
darkness pulling us under,
bleeding hearts that have been wounded.
Loved ones simply ripped away.

Somehow we survive
this dying heat
winters leaving us paralyzed,
trees no longer have to sacrifice.

Somehow we survive
our children taken away
men fighting senseless wars,
nature acting on impulse.

Somehow we survive
shaking off sadness
regain strength,
I have recovered a spirit
that leads to a peaceful life.


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  • 8 months ago

    by gumshuda

    Judging comment:

    Life is indeed tough and harsh, and it is quite a spirit living beings, especially, human beings have that keeps us going despite the adversities we face at every step of our way. And it is harsh that somehow we humans survive the senseless wars, the unnecessary deaths, the bizarre atrocities of nature and keep going on, but at the same time, the poet in his last two lines states that in the end it's the spirit to maintain inner peace no matter what, is what ultimately matters. The way the description starts with brutal truths and ends with an all-healing tonic to all sufferings makes one question the different aspects of life.

  • 11 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    Such is life and we have survived and moved through it all
    time and time again...such is our strength which we don't know that
    its there and through all that pain we survive...liked this...Congrats
    on the Win!

  • 11 months ago

    by Tony

    We survive because we don't have a choice. Thank you, this really spoke to me.

    • 11 months ago

      by Dagmar Wilson

      Thank you Tony. Your comment is appreciated.

  • 11 months ago

    by C Cattaway

    Congratulations on your win x

  • 11 months ago

    by Ren

    I have no words!

    Just wow!!

    Congratulations on the win!!

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