Poems

Mary Oliver, I Worried (from Swan)

…Finally I saw that worrying had come to nothing.
And gave it up.  And took my old body
and went out into the morning,
and sang.

Full Poem is here

Yosimar Reyes, A Poem so that the Weight of this Country does not Crush You 

Amen to this, and read the full, beautiful poem here:

…there are people like you
who will fight when I can’t
we will take turns
pushing against these walls…

For more poems by Yosimar Reyes, here is his website.

Warsan Shire, Home

You only leave home/when home won’t let you stay.

This line moves me, and feels so true–my clients have fled horror, but I know they still wish home was a place they could live.

Full poem can be found here.

Emily Dickinson, If I can Stop One Heart From Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

Source: http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/if-i-can-stop-one-heart-from-breaking-by-emily-dickinson