What do you see # 8 – Adversity



It has the impetus to urge you on

You find resilience you didn’t know you possessed.

It happened when she fell in the street,

Found her feet entangled in her friend’s coat

Before she knew it

She was down

Landed with a thud

Thought instantaneously what have I broken?

Hands reached for her

Lifted her up

Asked the right questions

She nodded, she was alright

Mostly to save face and not create a fuss.

Later she felt the pain, cracked a rib?

Across her room, her friend lay with back pain

They both experienced a period of adversity

One needed to carry the other

In one way or another

There was a week still to go

This was no place for wimps.

With arms around each other’s shoulders

They laboured on

Neither too heavy nor a burden.

“Thank you, friend,” said one to the other

And together they plodded onwards.


Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2019/12/16/what-do-you-see-8/


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11 Responses to What do you see # 8 – Adversity

  1. Sadje says:

    I love your poem and the message. Wonderful.
    Thanks for participating in the Prompt.

  2. Yea, you’ve said it; not so much about adversity, but the worth of a friend in and out of such times 🙂

  3. Lyn says:

    “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” We all need a friend like that. 🙂

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