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Monday, October 16, 2017

Telling my story

 OctPoWiMo's prompt for day 16 (yes' we've been through half of it already!) was "Losing your fears and tears".
It seems they are intent on getting me exhausted with finding my way, these poets who write the prompts! Every day almost, I feel like it needs me digging, hard, into those painul spots in my heart, in my soul.
Hopefully, this all helps me loosen those dark threads and find my voice :)

Today's prompt reminded me of this quote

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***
Telling my story
(Or is it stories?)
Is like living them
All over again
***
The hung up feelings
The raw emotions
Come to the surface
Demand to be faced
***
It's a hard deed, though,
Looking at sorrow
And what brought it up
Inner soul clean-up
***
This is the role of tears
Washing away our fears
Tearing memories apart
That are stuck in our hearts
***
At first, the words hurt
They come out in blurts
Mixed with sobs and sighs
Wailing and loud cries
***
Then, slowly at times,
We unravel lines
Of thoughts, false beliefs,
Hoping to find relief
***
When skies get clearer
Darkened threads looser,
Oftentimes we find
The words that unbind
***
All of a sudden
We gain our freedom
From weighty silence,
Stand in defiance
Of our deepest fears
Washed away by our tears.
***
Having found our words
Our voice can be heard
And after much time
We break through the slime
That kept us bound,
Stuck to the ground;
***
We can fly
Reach the sky;
Finally
We are free
***

4 comments:

  1. I like your poem, and I like that it's shedding light on the end of the tunnel.

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    1. Thank you Angela!
      Yes, it can be a long process, but it is very liberating!

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  2. Bless your heart, you are "doing the work." Your poem so well describes what it's like to deal with our fears. Thank you. xoA

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    1. Thank you Annis. I'm glad you thought so!
      It's not an easy task, but it's the only way I've found to live without fear, free. To really LIVE, not merely survive.
      XO

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