The Indomitable Human Will – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo


Strength expressed is often seen

By others as a noble thing

Strength contained is hardly seen

Its power at rest

Controlled and tamed


It takes much more than meets the eye

To turn and walk away from strife

To deem it fit to keep one’s peace

No matter how provoked one may feel

It is beautiful to watch and see

This silent strength we all can have

The will to do and the will not to

Is strength beyond the popular show


The human will can move a mountain

There’s always a way

Where there is the will

You can survive almost anything

Anywhere, at any time

If you know how to draw

On that treasure, the human will


So next time you are tempted to say

It’s all too much,I cannot cope

Draw on the strength from within

Stand tall and dignified

Even if only on the inside

Your will, it’s strength it will lend to you

To carry on, when hope has died

Don’t let it break, ’tis a treasure indeed

Stand tall inside, your future is for keeps.

 Can’t crumble under pressure when I know the strength inside.


8 thoughts on “The Indomitable Human Will – Poem by Selasie Bulmuo”

  1. Your words ring true Selasie and I subscribe to them.

    Unfortunately, as long as man celebrates machismo and brute displays of strength..he has a long way to go. But that should not stop us from showing restrain and inner strength hinged on will power, I reckon.

    Peace, Eric


    1. Thanks Eric. Quiet strength always wins the battle and does not burn out too quickly. I am sometimes in ‘awe’ in the presence of brute force. Where will fame (some forms of it) and oppression (we can all do without this) be otherwise?


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