Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I have asked permission from Lucy to post this poem of hers. Lucy has published an anthology of her poems, "Fragile World", which she put together in order to raise money for women in Darfur who have suffered horrific abuse, almost unseen by the eyes of the outside world.

I love this poem.

Come with me, be one tiny streak of brilliant white rather than choosing a safe passage to mediocrity.


inspire me
do not leave me
in my world
of waste,
the place
where I crawl
inside my own

strengthen me.
do not let me give in
to the voices
which say:
what you do -
you will never change
the world.

remind me.
that on a canvas
entirely of black,
one tiny streak
of brilliant white
can change the whole

(c) Lucy Mills

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