A Strength So Tender Yet So True.

In today's world the surrounding beauty can so easily be over shadowed by the darkness and cruelty surrounding us.

The wars raging world wide;

The crimes so callous so cold that darken our days.

The loss of loved ones ; so many gone far before their time.

To listen to the world news a burden.

To listen or try to hide in those oblivious realms of life.

That almost stagnant blanket of gloom at times such a struggle to shrug away.

Is there a hope of finding that strength so powerful , never to be extinguished??

Oh yes believe me there is, it lies deep in us all.

a strength so tender yet so true.

Rise and share

that dark oblivion

rise and share with all.

Do not pretend to be invincible

never a flinch felt at all.

Do not dwell

at the rose's thorns

but at each precious

scented bloom

there lies

a strength so tender yet so true.

Do not cry as the trees shed their leaves

just wonder at such colours

each golden red

each tree so tall.

The callous crimes

we hear each day;

dark steps driven by force

such shame should be their call.

Inside each soul

there lies

a strength so tender yet so true.

Stand up tall

to share your ways

to give support;

illuminate the good in man

the beauty of nature

this legacy to be you call.

One day when time is right

you will find

that there lies

a strength so tender yet so true.

Do not look back

with a shuddering and consuming fear filled


believe in your soul

follow your heart

which knows for sure

the beauty never far!!

Today for sure

without a doubt

I have found

that there lies

a strength so tender yet so true.

Open your hearts

and face your truths

your feelings

will tell you all.

Believe in yourself

that deep instinct

so true

will always lead you on.

Caress each hope

embrace each journey

new paths are inspiring

nature's sweet song

to nurture

each self belief

each cascading paradise

that lies in wait for us all.

simply waiting

in each brand new dawn

there lies

a strength so tender yet so true.

While the sun still rises and the night shares secrets

while the forest plays her song

while silence is full of promises

I shall never be lonely

never to doubt.

While the shadows grow to majestic heights

while the wind shatters the peace

while dawns still breaks

in the bossom of the earth

her breath magically constructing

images of hope

images of love.

Cold is the breeze that

carried the words

so true

so tender

but filled

with hope



A little lamb

sleeps in a cocoon

of snow

sheltered by his mother

maternal instincts so clear

a strength so tender yet so true.

A strength

Oh so tender

In a sweet wondrous mode

Blossoms through life's bleak crushing storms

To present one and all a gift so true

Claim yours with a pure honest heart

So tender yet so true

Oh yes for you

A strength.

Nature's sweet whispers

Yes a gift for one and all

A strength oh so wise.

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Jodah 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

Such a hopeful message in both word and image Eddy. Your hubs never disappoint and always manage to uplift, despite the wars, cruelty, and untimely death of loved ones. Well done.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Jodah thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by and leave a great comment as always.

Here's to so many more hubs for us both to share in this brand new year.

Have wonderful day .


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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, you're right. We each have a strength so tender yet so true deep within our souls. We can overcome anything as long as we reach inside and let the strength carry us through.

Beautiful message my friend!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Shauna so nice to see you've called by as always and here's to so many more messages for us both to share in this new year.

Enjoy your day.


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Wonderful poetry with such an encouraging, uplifting message. I also enjoyed listenting to the Welsh song. It is beautiful.

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Eddy, you have outdone yourself with this amazing poem of

rebirth and new beginnings.

May your day be filled with blessings.


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful! Thank you! up+

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

If I could write poetry this is what I would want it to sound like. :)



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The Examiner-1 3 years ago

I loved it. It was touching. Ienjoyed the video too. So that is what Welsh is. I have watched the Celtic Women, and other Celtic music on their shows.

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Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

This is so beautiful! You have deep strength and tenderness, this is so true! I loved this poem so very much! Shared, up and tweeted. May you always have the strength to be so true and what a wonderful creative expression of hope and love. :-)

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Eddy I found myself bowing my head because I agreed with every word. Incredible. Love it. jamie

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Beautiful poem and gorgeous photos! ^

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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

Eddy I couldn't have read a better hub this morning! Thank you for the beauty and encouragement you bring with each of your beautiful writings but in particular this poem of hope! The pictures are a perfect choice.

Voted all but funny.

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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Eddy, you must know by now that I love poems and this one is awesome, and pictures are beautiful.

Voted up, AB, pinned to Awesome HubPages and shared.

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NiaLee 3 years ago from BIG APPLE

Edie, you just laid a map to love, peace, life, eternity...I listened and sung the song beginning to end as if I had been waiting for that Celtic breath for a long time... I actually was always fascinated with Ireland, its nature, its spirituality!

I love your words, I love your pictures, I love the breath of life and freedom that you blow when you post a hub. Inspiration, dream, strength just grow little by little while reading and watching.

You have a magic feather indeed, a magic writing feather... not a pen, not a keyboard but definitely a feather.

Thank you Edie, love and peace on you and all...let the magic work now.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

That first poem is very different from your usual style, Eddy, and I love it. As always, you choose some wonderful images to accompany your poems, too.

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DrBill-WmL-Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

Very nice!

I would really like permission to use that photo image of the lane with the fall leaves (elsewhere, on an article post). Thanks! Bill ;-)

billsmith2003 at gmail.com

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Some may laugh but when I read such a wonderful piece I feel a great weight upon my heart and shoulders. And I am glad for it, for it holds my feet more firmly on the ground which is a good good thing. Thank you

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

hope is key Eddy.. wonderful share and a happy new year to you and your family :) Frank

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

















Thank you so much for each and every comment and yes Dr Bill you may use the photo. Each one I can assure you so greatly appreciated. I wish you all a wonderful weekend and lots of love from Wales.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Incredible poetry and pictures. Love those sheep. Hugs to you Eddy. Hope you and your family are having a great start to the New Year.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Rasma and here's wishing you a wonderful year ahead also. Love form Wales all for you..


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mathira 3 years ago from chennai

I felt lifted in spirits when I read your poem. And the photos were absolutely delightful. Thank you Eddie for sharing such emotional thoughts as always linked to nature.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are most welcome mathira as always.

Lots of love from Wales.


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NiaLee 3 years ago from BIG APPLE

Oh oh Wales is beautiful indeed thank you again

love and peace to all

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Hi NiaLee your comment means so very much.

Here's wishing you a great day.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You are so right, for our survival is quite instinctual. Those of us that have the strength of fortitude will always go the farthest.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Deb as always your comment greatly appreciated. Here's wishing you another wonderful day at Boomer Lake.


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NiaLee 3 years ago from BIG APPLE

Eddy thank you,

you bring so much light and inspiration,

the colors, the nature, the breath of life,

the spirit of life and love

take care Eddy and always a pleasure to read you


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

NiaLee it is always a pleasure to se you've stopped by and I wish you a great day.


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teaches12345 3 years ago

With each passing stanza, my cup was filled with beauty. I love your photos and inspiring message.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Dianna and enjoy your day .


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mabelhenry 3 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

Encore! What magnificent thoughts and expression. Love the title, it delicately carries the poem. Strength, Oh so tender, yet so true. In a sweet wondrous mode, Blossoms through life's bleak crushing storms, To present one and all a gift so true, " I claim mine with a pure honest heart, So tender yet so true! Beautiful, voted up! Thanks for sharing.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much mabelhenry and I now also look forward to reading many of your also.


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Perspycacious 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Easily correctable: "this legacy to be you call."

This is an epic, glorious, poetic statement of faith.

The choice of photos is superb (though not captioned or attributed...?)

I am looking forward to see you do a collection in print. Someday?

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Perspycacious your comment is so greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your day .


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Harishprasad 3 years ago from India

Eiddwen, beautiful poem exhorting all to love one's existence and nature's loving bounties. And yes, nature's sweet whispers are magical and enchanting and are for all us to experience and be blessed by real bliss. Loved reading and enjoyed with all my heart and soul. Thank you for sharing such a great message of love, strength and serenity.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

You are so welcome Harishprasad and your comment so greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your day.


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