29 April 2009

poem a day challenge - april 29, 2009

Never Turn Your Heart to Stone

Though times are hard
never turn your heart to stone—
never let it grow black as
Kilkenny coal,
splintery as shale,
eroded as limestone.
Let it bloom
like the rock rose
in the poorest of conditions—
turn your face to the sun
even though the road
you walk is dark.

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