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Poetry by Shigé Clark

"Let the battered heart rejoice"

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Free eBook: 10 Days of Encouragement!

Hello friends! As an early Christmas gift to you – and a thank you for your support – I am offering a free download of my first eBook “10 Days of Encouragement”!

So if you or someone you know could use a little encouragement this season, enter your email in the subscription box pinned to the top of this page, and you will receive an email to download the book.

I am so grateful to all of you who have supported me, whether you are a new subscriber or have been following me for years. You are what gives meaning to my poetic utterings!

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Happy New Year, my friends! May 2017 be a glorious year of you being true to who you are and what you are passionate about!

In honor of that, and the year to come…
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In Hatred’s Desolation

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Bitter Brew

Bitter Brew

There is Beauty

There is beauty
Far beyond the reach of man
Light years from our grasping hands
Untouched by our feral noise
Heedless of our woes and joys
Pure, pristine, crystalline snow.
Wild roses live, and grow,
Bloom, and wither brown and die,
All without the human eye
To appraise or claim their grace
Time that does not heed our pace
Silent, sturdy trees that breathe
Life that we cannot conceive
Somewhere, far beyond our pains
There are flowers, moons, and plains,
There is beauty

– s. Clark

Theme Week: Fighting for Light – 1

Light in Darkness

The stars that burn against the void
Are mirrored by the fireflies
That sparkle under twilight trees,
With fields as their expansive skies.
The moon pours down upon the sea
Shimmering milk on chocolate surf,
That makes soft gray of all the sands,
And gentle sloths the searing turf.
Beauty is not confined to day,
For in the dark and dread of night,
We see the common world anew.
Our souls can always find the light.

– s. Clark

Believe in You

The world is a hard, stark place, my love
Life can be a bitter brew
So when there is fear
And the darkness draws near
Love, you must believe in you

Though time and tears weigh you down, my dear,
Show confidence in all you do
For when there is change
And the stars rearrange
You must still believe in you

Remember the love of the ones you hold close,
You are never alone, it is true,
But sometimes you fall.
You will win through it all,
If you will believe in you.

– s. Clark

Try Again

Try again.
I know it’s hard
You have been burned,
And now you’re charred
I know how long
The climb has been…
Know you are strong,
And try again.
You may be marked
By failure’s fall,
Don’t let its grip
Hold you enthrall
Though you be struck
By sword and pen,
Raise up your bones
And try again.
No one but you
Can end your run,
Can call your time
Before you’ve won
You are not weighed
By mortal men.
If you still dream,
Then try again.

– s. Clark

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