Rise Up Poem



Rise up

Rise up despite your aching limbs and weary heart

Though the tide of advice claws at you, from below

Rise up knowing that your soul will soon be replenished

Bringing perspective and clarity, previously missing

Rise up, even though fear casts its heavy spell

Pulling against your triumphant elevation

Rise up above your stubborn thoughts and stuck ideas

Noticing how small things really are when seen from above…


Uplifting thoughts and feelings are much needed in the world right now. Our newspapers, TV shows and books have developed a dark tinge, which does little to inspire optimism and hope.

Rising above the dominant, daily narratives about our society and the wider world, is vital.

A higher perspective is needed: It makes things that feel insurmountable, seem much smaller; it makes long distances seem like small steps; it reminds us of our place in the natural scheme of things

The path uphill can be straight or winding – both get us there with varying challenges on route.

Above the clouds, noise is left behind gently chattering in the wind and the air is clearer, the sky brighter.

Like a stairway to heaven, thoughts of a better, easier life pull us upwards, ever closer to the promise.


Things to listen to which will raise you up:

“You Raise Me Up” Josh Groban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQ

“Stairway to Heaven” Led Zeppelin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwFQpRTwaP0

Poem and words inspired by a stairlift from “Stairlift Guru” https://www.stairliftguru.co.uk