(from A Jar of Stars)

February 2022

Resilience is not brilliance.

It requires no skill at all.

Resilience is what you acquire when you have been burned in the fire.

It is the wisdom you gain from pain.

It is your strength even when you are tired.

It is the light that keeps shining, willing you to stay alive.

It is the courage to try.

It is lying in the mire surrounded by your own dirt.

It is facing your demons and owning your shit.

Resilience is the prize you win even though you have lost.

Resilience is “I’VE GOT THIS”, “I AM BOSS”

Copyright © 2022 Maggie Watson

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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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