If my heart is stubborn let that be true if it be wild let that be true, but words what are they?

Gordie Jackson
2 min readNov 16, 2022
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As I rise for the day I think of you rising in Dundee. We have so many things in common, like the ritual of waking up to the day and going to sleep. In between we make coffee or maybe just a drink, we eat, we read and send emails, and we take and make calls. These days we probably take part in video conferencing. We greet and we are greeted by others. So what makes the difference to our day? The accents we hear, the landscapes we view, and the people with who we mingle.

I wonder do we experience similar emotions in a day?

The other day a friend posted the above poem. It caught me. My spirit must have known it was what I needed. I feel like I am stopped, I wonder whether I can continue to do what is required. Yet this poem turns these moments of stopping into moments of strengthening.

I wonder do we all in the day experience a range of emotions that are disguised as clothes that hide our bodies.

I became aware today that I am being changed in the encounters that I have. If I thought I was the change agent I now realise I am being changed by all these encounters.

And yet I am aware that the word “No” arises frequently in me as another request, or demand is made.

You know I value honesty, and transparency yet I am told I need to dress up my words they are too raw.

Know my heart before my words if it is stubborn let that be true if it be wild let that be true but words what are they?




Gordie Jackson

Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.