The final time

I hope all you ever carry

is strength, a heavy weight

champion who blossomed

from hardship and stern

upturned noses – who should

have gotten to know you better,

who should have seen you smile –

invincible in your fragility,

your open-minded audacity.

Set forth and conquer

because this final time

is yours – buckle born

and ready.



Written for all the kids who were told that their five year school journey was suddenly at an end. Keep going.

Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020

Between the Trees UK

Between the Trees US

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8 thoughts on “The final time

  1. Scrunch Foldington says:

    This piece packs a punch like the metaphorical heavyweight champion in the opening lines! Such wonderfully positive vibes coming from this, I felt uplifted just reading it. And the line “invincible in your fragility” is just perfect. Truly great writing.

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  2. House of Heart says:

    This is amazing, I’m know there are so many young people whose lives are also turned upside down . We all need lifting up. Thank you!
    I’ve lost the email about April “Blossom “ submissions Kristiana, can you resend it? Sorry for the inconvenience! ❤️

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