Adjusting My Footing

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Adjusting My Footing

Strength –
I don’t believe
I possess much.

There were once
Illusions of strength
But they were not real.

There are too many things
I lean on for my true strength
To be measured.

Props, crutches, supports –
Could I be strong
Apart from them?

Will I be, as You
Gently remove them
One by one?

It seems as You
Remove one I lean
All the more upon the others.

How greatly and deeply
I loathe each and every one
Yet all the desperately I cling.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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