Strength; In Various Genre.

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Strength ;from where does it come?

How do we find it?

Is it really there for us ?

As most of you know I began writing here on hub pages almost three years ago,a few months after the passing of my beautiful daughter Erin.

Also so very often I write tributes for my kind , caring and so musically gifted sister Val who also lost her life back in 1999.

Writing has always been my saviour from way back to when I was a little girl living in the midst of cruelty at home.

I often think to myself:

Should I mention that all the time ?

Should I write tributes to my loved ones all the time ?

Should I this ?

Should I that?

My answer today is

Yes I should ;as this is what has made me the person that I am today.

For the rest of my days on this earth Erin and Val are with me deep in my heart each and every day; I so proudly want to tell the world about them.

Plus if I am not totally honest then how is my story going to help others.

Others who are grieving and their days so dark.

Others who find that abuse of any kind is stopping them leading their life as they deserve.

To be able to live our lives as a whole person is our right and no one has the right to take it away from us .

I hope you all enjoy my poems in various genre below.

I have also created some collages ofsome of my favourite haunts and flowers through which at times I find solace and inspiration .

These were created from a trial version of Microsoft reasearch Auto Collage which I was so happy with.

I hope you enjoy!!



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Acrostic Poetry;Strength.

Searching for that guiding hand

To find and grasp

Reaching out beyond our comfort zone

Every step forward a positive

Nearly there ;just a few steps more

Grasping at first tenacious

To step out and to become a winner

Heartfelt emotions as we cross that winning line.


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Haiku Poetry;Strength.

Hang on to that hand

So full of strength and self worth

Others may follow.

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Rictameter Poetry;Strength.

A strength

Is within grasp

A path we find through life

Take my hand you may follow me

An inspirational journey I share

A journey at times so painful

The path at times rocky

You will then find

A strength.

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Freeverse;Strength.

Sometimes we may walk

life's tempestuous

and often so rocky

paths

do we carry on

do we turn back

to stay in the same place

a breather

a rest;

to retrace old steps

a no go

never to be undertaken.

Stumble

pick yourself up;

Not to stay in fallen crouch

to arise

to learn

to resume

that vital journey

as essential to me as breathing;

as wondrous as a mysterious vapour

which coccoons

protects

and fils our hearts

with

STRENGTH

the wonders of our world

the beauty of our days

are

for us;

find that strength

keeping grasping

that leading hand

that light

which

inspires us forward

with an ease

so wondrous

so slender

so tender

but oh so needed.

Emerge that winner

and

with others share that

STRENGTH!!

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Today I have travelled my road ;found the strength but I will never stop learning.

Through my journey two very important words came to me;

Expectance and Acceptance !!!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Eddy.

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Comments 38 comments

Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Good Morning Eddy,

I am so glad you continue to share your wonderful gift with us. Poetry and writing in general is healing. I am so happy you share your heart and soul with us. The poems are absolutely beautiful as is your heart.

Love and hugs,

Sunnie


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Sunnie : I know I will continue to write from my heart ;how else will my story help others.

Take care my dear friend and have a great weekend.

Eddy.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Eddy your poetry is beautiful. In writing you are healing and also helping others to heal and find strength too.

Wonderful Eddy. keep on writing from your heart.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

These are all great poems and so beautifully written, writing helps to heal the heart of it's pain and sorrow . Well done !

Vote up and more !!!


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

through all this I just wanna tell you Eddy somehow this hub lifted my spirits.. and you keep writing as it not only soothes your soul but ours as well bless you


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jandee 4 years ago from Liverpool.U.K

Hello Eddy,

thanks for the brightening up of today !

best from jandee


Valleypoet 4 years ago

Eddy..thank you for sharing these inspirational poems, I am sure there will be lots of readers that will gain strength from them.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Rosemay and here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh kashmir your words are kind and caring and so greatly appreciated.

Enjoy your days.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you so much Frank for your kind and caring following. Here's to so many more to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much jandee and you are so very welcome.

Enjoy your weekend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also Valleypoet for taking the time to read and comment. I now look forward to reading yours also.

Eddy.


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RichusFridum 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

all good writes

the Acrsotic was my favorite

Guess i dont have to tell you to stay strong!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Eddy, what a power piece you have here! First, I must comment, the collages are beautiful. I've always loved the gardens you've shown in your posts. I know you have tended them with loving care!

I can't help but notice each of your poems of finding strength have the resounding theme of 'taking my hand'. This is so true. Whether it's taking the hand of a friend, or of God, or of your inner self, we all need a hand to hold us steady on the unsteady path of finding and grabbing ahold of our inner strength.

I'm so pleased to see you finding yours! You're an awesome lady, Eddy and I am SO GLAD YOU'RE BACK!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Richus ;your words are greatly appreciated.

I now look forward to reading many of yours also.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you bravewarrior I cannot say how much your words mean to me and I know I will spend the rest of my time on this earth sharing my story as I go along.

Thank you for your kind words and I can assure you that it is so nice to be back also.

Enjoy your weekend my friend.

Eddy.


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

I enjoyed your inspiring poems in various genre. Vote up!!


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aykianink 4 years ago

Liked the haiku. Cool poems.


cleaner3 4 years ago

very nice hub Eddi, such variety and beuatiful pictures . awesomme !


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Your writing is so genuine and heartfelt. Beautiful words and pictures to match. Vote up!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Erin and Val are your Muse. Just go on allowing them to inspire you to write. I've seen you grown, Eddy, into the giant of a writer you are today.

Beautiful poems, theoretically perfect too. And stunning pictures.

Here's to many more of these!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Just beautiful Eddy. Forever more until you meet again Erin and Val will be with you. Love your creativity. You can always rely on me to give you some extra strength if you need it my friend. God bless.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Great poems, Eddy, and so are the images. It must have taken you ages to do those great collages and write those poems. Voted it up. God bless, Bronwen.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much flashmakieit;your following and comments will always be appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoyed the Haikus.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also cleaner3

Eddy


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

So nice to see you on here pickleandrufus ;your sincerity is always greatly appreciated. I look forward to catching up with your hubs now also.

Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh Martie thank you so very much for each and every comment you have given me all over these last three years. You are an inspiration your self and please continue to be so.

Enjoy your weekend my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Oh thank you gypsy ;as I am sure you know by now your continued friendship is so grealty appreciated. For a friendship like this I have no words but it means so much.

Have a wonderful day..

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Blossom ;your comment is so appreciated.

Here's to so many more for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Beautiful poetry, Eddy! Our strength comes from within, but - everybody needs a helping hand up now and again..


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much ImKarn23;your following and comment so appreciated.

Eddy.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Eddy, I love all of your poems posted here. They are such a beautiful reminder of strength in helping others. The stronger we are within, the more we can look at life with positive views to inspire others. Voted up!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much teaches your following and comments mean a great deal.

Eddy.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

One of my pet subjects, Eddy. We need a support system when we are down....but whether we have one or not, the one above must be turned to to provide that support. Your poem made me think of this today!! Thanks for sharing, and I share as well.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

thank you so much midget and here's to so many more to come.

Eddy.


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

Brilliant work! I really admire your skills of writing various forms of poetry, It is a tedious task and you have done it so beautifully :)

Voted up and thoroughly enjoyed :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much shrruti your comments always appreciated.

Eddy

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