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  I Rise
by Barbara J Henry
Sunday, September 02, 2012
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This poem encourages us,its readers, to be resilient, no matter what the challenge.


  I Rise!

Like the phoenix*, I rise.

At first , dazed, uncertain ,

Unsure of my strength.

I stumble,off balance,

Nothing to grasp, to clutch,

   To steady my gait.

Standing, I focus

On my hopes and dreams.

I test my wings, my strength.

Staring into the distance,

I pivot ! I stretch! I rise!

 

 

 

 

 *Phoenix: The mythical bird that was reborn from its ashes.

 

 

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Reviewed by Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.
Barbara,
I love your poem. It depicts how one move through our challenges; it is uncomfortable, unstable,yet with faith, dreams and action we soar. Beautiful!
Shervin
Reviewed by Isabella Koldras
An inspiring poem, Barbara.
We need resilience to become stronger, in order
to cope with stress, adversity.
But, what does it mean to be resilient, when
positive thinking, ...uplifting words,.... have limits?
So many people are in a dark, frightening place,
insulted, humiliated, disenchanted, distrustful,
standing alone on the top of deep Ocean gap
with no hope or/and zest for life.


Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
My mother used to say {well, yell} she was a phoenix. Kept rising from the ashes. . .hers is a long, and in the end, tragic, story. . .but
I grew to have a passion for the metaphor. Flatter myself that I am something of a phoenix. Be that as it may, >>>>>I LOVE THIS < < < < <. So inspiring!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!!!
Reviewed by Teresa Walker
The incorporation of words used in this piece made me strong as I read it. My body felt the exercise of these words and felt strength once read!

Refreshing and uplifting!
Teresa
Reviewed by baz busbe
I can relate to those words Barbara, great poem. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Clarence Prince
"I Pivot! I Stretch I Rise!" Wonderful, faith building words, Babara! Peace be with you!
Reviewed by JMS Bell
HOW INSPIRING! YOUR WORDS 'ATTEND' ME...THANK YOU! LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
You always write such refreshingly uplifting words, Barbara, and this one is irresistible!
Many Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most meaningful metaphorical offering, Barbara. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
As a personal experience, I rise, has great meaning. Some have done it several times. For me it has only been once. And I'm not talking about Jesus.

Ron
Reviewed by John Domino
I Loved the poem "I Rise" and with Jesus Christ Nothing is impossible!

Love, blessings, happiness and peace be with you,

John Michael
Reviewed by Joy Hale
Inspiring read. Out of the ashes, we can all rise once again. Great poem, Barbara; encouraging to everyone who needs to hear this!

Joy L. Hale
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