Stronger? Without a doubt.


She knew what must be done

while fear sliced through her

cutting deeply

unwavering was her stance.

she had learned

pain was only temporary

what mattered was

her soul

was in one piece.

© Ali Grimshaw





Pulled from sleep by fears of failure.

Stumbling down a hallway of thought.

Was it lack of effort, stubbornness

or a tunnel of perspective with only one exit,

that lead me to this worried space

awake before the sun has risen?

© Ali Grimshaw