Poetry has arms – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

Poetry has arms 
to reach beyond borders
stretch across isles
swim channels of shame
while handing our fresh hankies
for tears of lost love

Poetry has arms
to hold, comfort, and allow
for all to be felt 
the sharp, the cut wide open
with acceptance
Poetry pushes no one away

All are welcome
through this doorway

© Ali Grimshaw 2021

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44 thoughts on “Poetry has arms – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Thank you, Carrie. It makes me smile to think of my poems as arms reaching out to share hope around the world. The writing circles have allowed me to meet people near and far. It is a joy of my heart to hold space for other’s voices to appear on the page.
      Take care,
      Ali

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