Thursday, June 24, 2010


                                         Fernand Botero/ 1994


You don't choose where you fall,
or when.
You don't choose what picks you up,
or whom.
There are those who lie there,
beside themselves,
as if wishful thinking

can lift them
like a giant hook,
hoist them up,
born, in all its meanings,
to be placed on top
once more.

But I don't believe in fairy dust,
I am the one to stand me up,
to re-read the story only I know,
and get the rhythm right.

If moving on is rescue,
then I am saved.

@copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010


Little Messy Missy said...

Nice verse...

Lyn said...

Hi Little Messy-
Thanks so much for your visit!

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Yes, mostly we need to rely on our own resources because, if we don't ....?

Jeane Myers said...

wow! so well said Lyn! bravo! xxo

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Right you are..not always a sure thing..but..!!

Lyn said...

Hi Jeane-
How nice !! I write for compliments!! Thanks so much...

Tess Kincaid said...

Yep, we're the only ones who can pull ourselves up by the bootstraps...or bra straps...heehee!

The Botero is marvelous...perfect with your piece!!

Lyn said...

Hi Willow-
Cute/funny! Yes, isn't Botero unbelievable?

alaine@éclectique said...

Great, Lyn. That Botero had a great sense of humour; love some of his stuff.

Love your new look!

Sam Liu said...

Beautiful poem, suffused with such a honest and inspiring philosophy. You are so right, in life, we write our own story and it's up to rise if we should fall. An enduring and uplifting message indeed :)

Lyn said...

Hi Alaine-
Thank you..I was lucky to find this Botero!

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
Very well said..thank you so much..I appreciate your kind words.

TALON said...

I love this - being self-reliant and having the courage to pick yourself up, bruises and all, and keep on going. Lovely.

Lyn said...

Hi Talon-
Welcome, and thank you for your generous comment...


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