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Poetry & Art

Survivor

I don’t know much,

only how to survive.

Through life’s storms

I ride.

No light

slip and slide.

No anchor

surfing the waves.

No guide,

ride or die.

I pretend to be brave.

All I have is the will to survive.

A soldier

with no infantry at my back.

Resilience I do not lack.

I don’t know much,

but I will not crack under attack.

And I will always survive.

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by Maggie56

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa.
I now live in Scotland.
I have CFS which is a very debilitating/unpredictable illness.
I began writing in 2020 at the start of the Pandemic.
At that point, I had no idea it would play such a huge part in my life as it does now!
In 2021 I self-published my first collection of poetry and have since self-published three others.
My writing is now much more diverse than when I began.
I draw a lot on her life experiences when writing, so my poems can be raw.
But I feel that makes my work more relatable to the reader.
I am also a volunteer at Barnardos.uk
I enjoy walks in nature and solo travel.
For more examples of her writing visit her blog.
https://wordpress.com/home/poetrybymaggiewatson.uk


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