Poetry by Shigé Clark

"Let the battered heart rejoice"


inner strength

The Tower Strong

“I am the tower strong,” she said,
“Though I may crack and wear.
I will not bend beneath the dread,
Or sway with pounding air.
I do not fear the night that falls
Nor sun that heats my skin,
For I am made of stronger walls
And tougher still within.
Shame cannot bow my weary crown,
Pride cannot break the stone.
No force of will can bring me down–
I do not stand alone.”

– s. Clark

The body may become broken and bruised,
The spirit is stronger by far.
You can pound it from stone,
Set it deeper than bone,
And then light it as bright as a star!

– s. Clark

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