To me you opened up your soul Naked wounds bleeding raw You stripped your life Relationship by battered relationship I witnessed you grow from child, sibling, friend, lover to wife and divorcee.
Tossed adrift a choppy sea Flotsam You alternated between becoming driftwood and lifesaver You feel infested, eaten hollow by worms hallucinations of a confused psyche...
But I see A spirit bent and twisted yet unbroken The frayed strand of faith by which you hang on to your sanity Your courage and tenacity will kindle a fire to torch your ardor You will rise from the gray ashes of your past To lighten other lives with the rays of Love, forgiveness, compassion and hope.
I again thank Safiyyah Patel for directing me to this amazing poem. Personally I can totally identify with this poem that has taken my breath away and touched the core of my heart. This poem made for a riveting read! Great poem Shernaz, that reads like a call from within!