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(from 1976)


We can’t be held down,

we’re the ball bouncing back,

the unsinkable raft,

the bowl that won’t crack.

We can never be slain,

our core’s made of steel,

wherever we’re punctured

we readily heal.

Trample on us

and we’ll spring back to life –

we cut to the  truth

like an ever-sharp knife,

the magical candle

that cannot stop burning,

the inner child

who never stops learning.

Knock on our window’s

unbreakable glass,

mow us down, we’ll grow back

like invincible grass.

Light as a bubble

we can’t be detained,

we’ll rise towards the light

and ever remain.


©  1976, 2016  Betty Hayes Albright

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