Tag Archives: Fight

Silent Strength | A Poem

Fear not, strength find, and dignity shall keep

Prepare for a test of the mind and heart.

Love strong, keep close, and your courage deep,

When everything tries to pull you apart.

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Fighting Hate (aka Banish the Bullies) – A Poem

The spoken words fractured her soul, as her tormented being was indefensible

Against the hate directed at her. Defenceless and tired she was slowly

Destroyed from within.

The written word healed her heart, the knowledge that care and understanding

Were there for her after all. A friendship so strong, a barrier against the ill feelings

From the jealous spite of an unwanted acquaintance.

“Know that I am here friend, a protector and defender” My words to her.

As my voice was heard, her eyes told me she understood. Nothing else

Needed to be said, for she now knew. And from that, she took comfort.

So she rested. And she healed. And she became stronger.

And she learnt.

And forgave.

And lived.

© Matthew T. Aspden




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Escaping Depression – A Poem

The overwhelming distant dark storm suspended,

Yet waiting, biding its time as it looms and sighs.

A heavy weight it bares, ready to release a downpour,

Of sorrow and regret and doubt.

So I run, yet I look back, ever cautious, but

Is it futile to resist? To try to escape? Or should I stop?

Allow myself to be consumed once again,

Ravaged by darkness and pain.

A strength within me, my heart beats ever stronger,

So I dance and I fly, and I leap up to the sky.

I will not let it catch me, I will follow the sun.

Keep my eyes up ahead, and drift up, on and on.

Escape the darkness for a little longer, and enjoy the view

While I am oh so high, looking down at this happy place,

I should visit more often, with the warmth on my face

And the wind on my back.

I feel calm. I feel happy. I feel safe.


© Matthew T. Aspden

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