New Poem – inside…


Inside every single,

Obdurate, intractable skull

Is an entire universe humming,

Every bit as vast as the heavens above,

From whence we all came.


And with that realisation

Comes a power

That can melt tyranny itself,

Lay waste any dictator’s cannon.


And all this played out

Within a prescribed arena

Forever licensed to allow us full rein.


Albeit that we remain bound

To a narrative

That sometimes still needs

To remind us of our mortality,

And in so doing,

Will punish and wound,

Seemingly without care or remorse.


But be not afeared.

Wear any such scars well,

Knowing that,

For every moment of suffering,

Others will arrive

That will instead pierce you with joy.


Open the doors of your heart and they will come…


And for every cruel arrow,

Sweet caresses of delirium also

To nourish your soul.


  1. Mahnaz Mohafez

    Very Good!

    • Christina Anne Taylor

      Beautiful and timely, particularly for us Americans. Thank you for sharing this wise perspective. Very nice website as well.

  2. Just beautiful.

  3. Beautifully said and just the message so many people need to hear

  4. Vinita Agrawal

    Whether it be the freedom to love or the freedom to exist I could relate to this poem on several levels. This is a beautiful multi-layered write and makes a magical point- that balance prevails in this universe, that no matter what, joy is always around the bend! Beautiful!

  5. Stunning ~and lovely! ~RL

  6. So moving and vivid. Wonderful expression of the duality in life. Very well written and a pleasure to read.

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