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I Will Rise Again, a Poem about How Resilient You Are

I Will Rise Again, a Poem about How Resilient You Are

Come what may, I will rise again. And you, too. You’re wired to fall and rise back up, always one more time. If you're not sure how you'll do it this time around, read this poem. It'll remind you how resilient you were made to be, how far you've come, how much hope there is.

“… it is his own hurt that gives the measure of his power to heal.” – Carl Jung

I Will Rise Again

Sometimes you have to

Get lost

In order to be found.

You have to fall

To know what it feels like

To rise up another time.

I’ve found

A little bit of


Tucked away in every



I think it’s called.


I love the way it feels to


How sadly beautiful

That I’d not know this


If there were never a


At all.


I wonder:

Do we get pulled down

So that we might know

The grace of being

Pulled back up again?

The light is eternally

Tangled up

With the darkness.

What if space

Was meant for both?


Every fierce storm

Was once preceded by a

Beautiful sky,

But that doesn’t make the


Any more bearable;

It doesn’t make the pain

Any easier to climb

Out of.

Just knowing what’s beyond the storm—

What’s above—

Doesn’t make the suffering

Disappear, but it gives me

Hope to try.


Having this hope

Doesn’t make the tears

Any easier not to cry.

I still feel the sting often—

From the tip of my nose

To the world within my eyes.

The sting, and

The hope,

Remain familiar to me;

This is how I fall, and

This is always how I rise.


The darkness and

The light

Seem to be confused—

They do not fight.

The universe fused

Two together

With all its divine might.


Not even uncertainty

Can stop itself from

Being certain;

Not even the

Joy I know today

Could have kept the past from



There’s no need to break the pain,

Because it’s true that the


Would never see the

Light of day

Without a little


To pave the way.


It feels good to

Stand back up again.

. . .

Tell me:

Which part of this poem did you need to read today?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know.

You will rise. It’s built into your soul and written on your heart. It’s who you are.

With love,


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Comments on this post (2)

  • Apr 14, 2020

    Thank you, Kakuru, I’m so glad you love this poem. Sending you my love <3

    — Jennifer Williamson

  • Apr 14, 2020

    I will rise again, it is built into my soul and written on my heart. I have fallen in love with the entire poem. I really had rough time here. God bless you.

    — Kakuru Bright

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