Up the Portuguese Steps – Lucy

The pain doesn’t last, just keep climbing you’re nearly there

Many thanks to Lucy Staveley for her entry. The poem is about a very long journey up a staircase whilst on holiday. Lucy has recently started to create poems and finds this to be an excellent way to express herself. Thank you for your support Lucy.

Up the Portuguese Steps


Take a step, hold your breath, it’s okay, you can do this


Don’t worry, it gets easier. By the time you’re at the top, it won’t hurt anymore


You’ll get through this, you’re a fighter, besides you wouldn’t want to make a fuss


Honey I know it hurts but swallow, the lump in your throat will subside


They didn’t mean it, they couldn’t have. No one would ever do that to their own family; daring they didn’t know


The pain doesn’t last, just keep climbing you’re nearly there


I know you’re supposed to be in paradise but the sun and the sea can’t take this away


Oh baby I can see the top now, you can do it

Breathe, and smile. Return to normal. Those tears must stay frozen. They can never fall. 


Lucy Staveley

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