Stand Tall

Let their words pass through –
They don’t define you.
Your strength lies in
The strands of courage,
Hope and compassion
You forged to pull
Yourself together
And make you who you are.
You are amazingly strong.
Stand proud. Stand tall.

Maryanne Frederick

This poem was inspired by the sculpture Voyager by Linda Brunker, located in Laytown, County Meath, Ireland.


Writing mostly on her laptop from her home in Phoenix, Arizona, Maryanne Frederick would gladly trade it for a comfortable boulder near a forest mountain stream. Her publishing credits include The Human Touch Journal, Spillwords Press, Iowa Farmer Today, and The Gila River Review.

© 2017