Poem of Courage

After reading a friend’s writing, “The Hell’s Barge Self” – an inspiring account of ones fighting spirit to cherish life through surgery and not succumb to agents of evil – I wrote this poem in response…

Facing the faces of many
Disparaging people unkind
A warrior of courage with faith
Evil cast away – out of mind.

Drifting on boat through a dark hell
Operating to fight disease
Veiled voices behind a curtain
A lesson learned – not to appease.

Emerging stronger than before
Precious life held close to her heart
Eyes opened look forward with hope
Living life anew – a fresh start.

© 2021 Phil Perkins


PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

Abstract Face Mask

Intended for general, everyday use while out in public when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, this face mask features a blend of typography – with art & design terms – and abstract expressionism. See more masks here. Stay safe!

Face Masks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of cloth face coverings as face masks to supplement social distancing in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.

Intended for general, everyday use while out in public when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Includes an insert slot which allows you to insert a disposable mask inside (sold separately) to provide extra layers of filter protection, if desired. Made by Zazzle in Reno, Nevada. Currently $12.95 each.

reusable / machine washable / one size fits all