A wonderful initiative by poet Rebecca Goss in support of Children’s Heart Week. Rebecca has transformed her blog into an imaginative anthology of heart-themed poems. Find out more about the work of the Children’s Heart Federation and show your support by reading and sharing the posts.
Day One: Poems by Jo Bell, Jacob Polley, Mary Robinson, Harry Man and Amy Key. Follow the blog all week for more poems. I’m proud to be part of this project and Rebecca has included one of my poems on Day Two.
The Children’s Heart Federation is the leading children’s heart charity and direct service provider as well as the umbrella body for voluntary organisations; working to meet the needs of children and young people with congenital and acquired heart conditions and their families. Their vision is one of ‘a society in which all children with congenital heart disease have both their medical and social needs met so that they can live life to the full.’ You can find out more about them at www.chfed.org.uk Twitter: @CHFed and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chfed
Strong Heart Songs
By Jo Bell
When their men rode off in warpaint
the women of the prairie tribes
stood tall to sing Strong Heart Songs.
They sang the strength into their men:
You must be saying all the time to yourself:
I must be brave. I must not fear anything.
Even when the fight came to…
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