Gain strength in poetry
I am an owl that sings at night,
So reckless and loud.
I am a blizzard swirling on a winter night,
And I feel so cold.
Cover me with a warm blanket,
Let the blizzard go away soon.
Surround me with your caress
And there will be peace in my heart.
( Madara Priedola, 16 years old)
(The poem was written on 2 February 2014, at Kuldīga Hospital, during immunoglobulin administration. Recorded by Mum)
Birds that migrate in autumn
Not all of them will return the next year
As with God-given time
For us people here on earth
Fuller for some, more unfulfilled for others
The path of life, but some will leave
An example-true life values
To be able to see them, to cherish them
And keep them as a blessing in our steps
Are we able to tell our life story
Without having experienced the sun with rain and love now
But tomorrow not anymore
Are we able to forgive the past and
Truly be reborn to face tomorrow
Some might say both yes and no
But shouldn’t we close our eyes when alone,
Keep silent for a moment and truly feel ourselves in this world
The scent of love
My morning starts with your scent,
Sunrise through your smile, wake up!
Rise with your strength,
Showing the powerful spirit you have.
A bee sting in the middle of summer,
Hurts annoyingly and incomparably when you know,
Every day, the hospital doors are open,
And it is more harsh, but it is better like this.
Your strength of a child roams through the childhood,
In countless directions, sifting joy from heart to heart.
Just like another masterpiece of an artist-
It is all in you!
You don’t even ask why,
But I can read your eyes like a book.
Your spirit is stronger than words,
Where a word continues the meaning of another word.
And the story to be written in the spirit book,
Have you ever counted steps
Steps in joy and steps in tears
Stumbling steps and rising again steps
In seconds, moments and yesterday
Have you ever counted days
The light and the dark ones
The short and the long, including the valuable and the wasteful
But maybe it is better not to
Maybe just count the words
That can fill you up and
Warm your steps every day