The Hold Firm campaign creatd by the HSE, takes inspiration from the words of President Michael D Higgins, written in his 1993 poem, ‘Take Care’.
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Take Care, Michael D Higgins, 1993
In the journey to the light, the dark moments should not threaten.
Belief requires that you hold steady.
Bend, if you will, with the wind. The tree is your teacher, roots at once more firm from experience in the soil made fragile.
Your gentle dew will come and a stirring of power to go on towards the space of sharing.
In the misery of the I, in rage, it is easy to cry out against all others
but to weaken is to die in the misery of knowing the journey abandoned towards the sharing of all human hope and cries is the loss of all we know of the divine
reclaimed for our shared humanity.
Come home together
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