Resuscitation – new poem by Elaine Robinson – September 2016


A tenuous touch, entwined within the steely safe of the unexpressed

Long dreams and broken corridors, ageing frayed faces turned solemnly away.

Blinking eyes and tortured tears, tipping ready to fall.

A cacophony of silence stealing your heartbeat,

A startled shock at life again,

O’h thunderous drum of joy.


Breath alarming and rasping, cheek to cheek, tilting faces toward a sun unseen.

There is beauty in the unfolding new life,

Tears fall with release.

Elaine Robinson   September 2016

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