Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Live On--By Cindy Hutchings--United States

Live On

Survivors stand
among ruins

bravely carry on
where others have fallen

being spared
they hold strong

though vulnerable to changing winds
they draw up inner reserves

bolstering resolve
to greet next generation

teach them
how to endure

when all that is known
has been cut, cleared.

Cindy Hutchings is a member of Northwest Renaissance & Striped Water Poets in Auburn, WA, USA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English and Women Studies. She writes with passion about nature, events, and social causes. Her poetry is shared online at and Cindy’s first poetry chapbook, Tree Talk, was published by MoonPath Press in 2015.