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.
Paddy, am reading your lovely comment today. Wonder how I missed it. It is my pleasure that it moved you so. Thank you and I hope you will read this response late though it is.
Shernaz 23-Aug-2020 10:34 AM
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!