Theme: Trust


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
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.


More By  :  Shernaz Wadia

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Comments on this Poem

Comment 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.

23-Aug-2020 10:34 AM

Comment 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!

Padmaja Iyengar
22-Jan-2015 13:07 PM

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