Together

We Are Islands, Margaret Mair, original art

We Are Islands, Margaret Mair, original art

We are stronger together,
Our dreams entangled,
Our hopes entwined.
We are stronger together,
Guarding our selves
While
Guarding each other.
Today
Sun may bless us
And blue skies cover us
Resting here easy on
A quiet ocean bed.
But there are dark clouds
In the misty distance
And trouble will come;
Let us take this vow
Now,
So that when
Days grow hard
And
The winds of fate howl
Like angry wolves
At the gate
When
The sea grows rough
Mountainous waves tumbling
In cascades of foam
Across each other,
When the sun hides
Behind a grey turmoil
Of clouds,
We will
Protect each other
From the onslaught,
Will hold on to each other
Strong and stronger,
Surviving the storm
Together.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

 

 

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3 responses to “Together

  1. The title of the painting “We Are Islands” is wonderful and seems to be oddly contrary to the gist of the poem though i suspect it is some kind of paradox. Can you comment on this Margaret?

    • It seems to me one of the basic paradoxes of life: we feel ourselves to be essentially alone, islands, even together, individuals in the crowd; and yet we need to be, crave to be, are stronger together. And from these thoughts came the pairing of painting and words. Though this is not likely the end of these ruminations…

  2. Reblogged this on MairImages.ca Blog and commented:

    We are each our own person, essentially alone; and yet we grow stronger through our connections with others, through the ways we and they love and care for each other.

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