The Fortunate Ones

Respect. Photo: Iain Scott

Respect! You show courage

And sometimes I forget

Your support is like the floor beneath me

I don’t look where I tread


Our swirling, whirling life

We never seem to stop

but pause, fleetingly, in slipstreams, shouting:

“We’ve really done a lot”


The way you face things, the man you are

And it’s not easy, marriage

I don’t say this often enough:

Respect! You show courage


I’m doing National/Global Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo / GloPoWriMo) – write one poem, per day throughout April. Today’s prompt/challenge for 13th April was this: the number 13 is often considered unlucky, so today I’d like to challenge you to beat the bad luck away with a poem inspired by fortune cookies. 


    1. What a lovely idea. I’m afraid I don’t move much in poetry circles, and my kids and my friends’ kids are all bit young for this. Will promote if if I see the chance though! 🙂

  1. great poem. I love the description about the support you get being like the floor beneath you and not always noticing it. Lovely 🙂

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