Richard Pierce

Richard Pierce – author, poet, painter


Knowing – Kara’s 13th birthday poem

You fly out into the silence

Of your paint, of your words,
Up to the stars and the vacuum,
Down into the centre of your world,
Cut yourself adrift from what is around
You, to be you alone, the grounded
One, the strong, the knowing one,
Always a step ahead of others,
Always there to heal them.

Your beacon eyes shine

Through any darkness we fear,
Turn towards us when least expected,
To ask and to answer what we have not
Yet said nor thought, and lift us from
Our uncertainties and sadnesses,
Lift us to orbit with the stars.

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