New Beginnings

Let go of hatred and fear
As the oak lets fall its leaves
To the brisk autumn winds

Stand tall and firm against your tormentors
Not with anger and hate
But with love and dignity

For like the snow and bitter north wind
They will subside
Before the warmth of spring

Hold fast
But with peace in your heart
And new buds will blossom once more.

• “New Beginnings” is from Luke Eastwood’s recently published book of poetry entitled Through the Cracks in the Concrete the Wilderness Grows

Luke Eastwood is a writer, graphic designer and horticulturist, he also gained a BSc (Hons) in Business Computing Systems from City University, London. He continues to use computer technology for both work and pleasure. You can read more of his work at Read other articles by Luke, or visit Luke's website.