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Holding On A Minute Longer*

A poem by Beverly Stock.

Photo credit: Amazing World/Uttam Kasakhikari/

#gianthands, Venice, Italy

Holding on a minute longer,

Or the windows might go under.

With moisture-soaked walls.

Collapse could be caused.

If not for the 5th century AD.,

With the Roman Empire retreating,

And refugees then fleeing,

To the lagoons; they hurriedly made,

And drove wood stakes, into clay.

Put planks on, then platforms laid,

Expanding the city; generations to raise

Which built the foundation of Venice today.

*Adaptation of quotation by George Patton


Beverly Stock is an American poet who delights in creating poetry that asks big questions about small moments, and inspires readers to revisit the little memories we so often overlook. Her work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Chained Muse, Persimmon Tree, and LightenUp Online, in the UK. Visit and BeverlyStockPoetry on Facebook.

Holding On A Minute Longer

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