The unchosen path

Do not seek the armpit of distress

Bury your head

Lock the door

Draw the curtains

And pull up the drawbridge of despair

Do not fear the uncertain breeze

Of cough and of sneeze


Be the people you are destined to be

Meet the challenge

Light the light

Of love and of hope

Don’t run like frightened hungry rats

You are not one of a pack

You are part of a family

Of neighbour’s sisters and brothers

Who all walk the line

The unchosen path


Be the ones to say yes instead of no

Be the ones to stitch the wounds

Of another’s worry and anxiety

Hold the line

Be the phone call be the e mail what sup text

Be the smile amongst the tears

Be the calm and the rest

Share the love

Be your true self

Not someone else

◄ Alone together

Nothing but rainbows ►



Thu 2nd Jul 2020 15:40

Wow. We all need this too.


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Martin Elder

Sat 9th May 2020 18:48

Thanks Hannah. I am glad you enjoyed.
bless you

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Hannah Collins

Fri 8th May 2020 18:48

This is a beautiful poem.
I especially like the last verse, filled with caring and hope.


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Martin Elder

Sun 26th Apr 2020 12:16

I believe that we have a lot more to hope for than we realise at times. once people stop scrabbling to try and find the norm again it will be interesting to note what the new kind of norm will look like as restrictions are lifted.
Thanks Jon

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Fri 24th Apr 2020 15:34

Hi Martin
I love that this spreads hope instead of fear.
There is so much fear around at the moment that it's easy to forget we can still have, and bring hope to others.
Great stuff mate.

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Martin Elder

Thu 2nd Apr 2020 12:26

Thanks to Emer and Binte for liking and Po and Mark for commenting.

I believe now more than any other time we need to grasp the reality of reaching out to others in what ever way we can despite this pandemic and realise we are not what we haven't got or cannot do but the reverse.
Thanks for reading guys
Love and blessings to all

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 30th Mar 2020 17:58

Very welcome positivity - thank you. But the accompanying picture
also made me smile.

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Mar 2020 19:40

Hi Martin

Fantastic poem mate.

When the going gets tough
the tough really do get going.

We have all seen some amazing deeds being done by complete strangers for complete strangers.

Here at WOL we can help those who perhaps have not found their own muse yet to discover what a great way poetry is to lift your Spirits and give others an entertainingly good way to pass away the hours.


Very uplifting.

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