I’ll Climb Alone


by Lynn White

I’m strong enough now

to climb alone.

I won’t allow

the creepers

and crawlers

and climbers

to hold me back,

to inch into me

like ivy covering a wall.

I’ll climb alone.

Go straight up

the bleached white staircase 

shining through 

the undergrowth

showing me the way

up and over.

Quickly now

before it encroaches,

before it overwhelms me.

Up and over.

I know I can do it.

I’m strong enough now.

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Writers Bio

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem 'A Rose For Gaza' was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published in recent anthologies such as - ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver Birch Press, ‘The Border Crossed Us’ and ‘Rise’ from Vagabond Press and journals such as Apogee, Firewords, Pilcrow & Dagger, Indie Soleil, Light and Snapdragon.

Find Lynn at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-White-Poetry/1603675983213077?fref=ts and lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com


Inspirational ImageWhite Staircase by Tracey Ranauroby Tracey Ranauro

Pieces Inspired by this Image

'The Abyss'
by Agnes Clarke

'The Bridge'
by Jose Recio

'The Road from Laneston'
by Shannon Szabo-Pickering


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