Forgive the Dance

Please forgive the dance, but it is what I do –
one step forward, then slide back,
shuffle and lose the rhythm
and start again.

Always reaching forward –
heart securely tucked in place –
but there is something embedded,
cellular – that invites the struggle

and so, I dance –
yesterday a warrior
today the fool
tomorrow only knows

roughly cut,
a gem
of an undefined hue
I will always try again.


This week’s challenge asked us to illustrate resilience without using the actual word. As always, the responses have been well thought out, and shine a light on the many aspects of this concept.

Susan’s Place
bushboys world
A Shared Space
JP the Wide-eyed Wanderer
Stuff and what if…
Antonia Sara Zenkevitch
one letter UP

Thanks all!

See you tomorrow for a new challenge:

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

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