Perry Biggerstaff

Veteran Poet - 1,176 Points (Illinois)

The Survivor - Poem by Perry Biggerstaff

To walk the wire, rise from the fire...recover from the blow
To break the chain, march through the rain...and smile at the foe

To not be led by circumstance or simply sit and wait
To be the captain of your ship...the master of your fate

To hold back tears, to face your fears...with strength and will and pride
To fight the fight, take on the night...and reach the other side

To take on each adversity and know you will survive
To shout above the howling winds......'I'm here! ...I'm still alive'!

Topic(s) of this poem: strength


Comments about The Survivor by Perry Biggerstaff

  • Aqua Flower (9/13/2015 11:48:00 AM)


    Energy it is! The poem is very powerful and I enjoyed reading the uplifting words. I recite in my mind the same content that this poem expresses! It helps you go on. it helps you to face that adversity you speak of! The strength within. Thank you for sharing! (Report) Reply

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  • Martina Moriarty Mc Carthy (9/9/2015 4:41:00 AM)


    Very Powerful loved reading xxx (Report) Reply

  • (9/8/2015 7:28:00 PM)


    ......a wonderful poem with the perfect title...and you know, I love the energy in the last two lines....great job! ★ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 5, 2016


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