I can breathe again, I set down my roots
deep into the earth until my fingernails are soiled
with dirt, bones, blood, tears; all tributes
to the courage I must engage for I am despoiled
But to breathe again the air of freedom wild
To eclipse the darkness with the light
deeply engrained fears; reconciled
I am blessed with wisdom despite
the depth of love’s been bridal-ed
but the groom had left the stable
the devil’s hands are idled
divorced/split; the legendary fable
What gift is found in your suffering?
What light is it you’re offering?
What is lost is gone from your sight,
But welcomed still on the other side
Adversity has no welcome here
Take deep breaths to dry your tears
Let go! Let go! It is in your power
though the grief taste thick and sour
Sorrow never really goes away
it merely transforms you every day.
I have lived among the sinners
I have loved among the saints
I have stood my ground for justice
I have been someone I ain’t.
I have dreamed of life’s Utopia
I have painted with the paints
I have danced upon the shores
I have exulted with my haints.
I have embraced my demons
I have laughed without constraint
I have juggled every season’s wheel
I have made joy and love acquaint