Pain has been no stranger
At times my only friend
Stroked me gently, broke me down
Convinced I'd never mend
I love your opening Jenn. I think it makes people feel "not so alone" in their feelings. Just knowing that you too "were convinced you'd never mend" but did. Brings hope to those struggling with their own pain.
Joy has drove it all away
And shown me how to live
It's healing waters cleanse the soul
And teach me to forgive
And here is the hope that I mentioned earlier. Joy came (even though we think it never will) and swept that pain right out the door.
Up or down, in or out
I'll walk into tomorrow
Head held high for I survived
Through madness, joy and sorrow
Love this ending !!!! No matter how hard it gets, tomorrow is a new day. And "one" of those tomorrows will bring peace within. We just have to keep walking with our head held high and hope in our hearts.
Wonderful challenge poem Jenn. Loved the read ~hugs~
I love the catchy rhythm your poems always have. You never force the rhyme and make perfect sense. This piece is thought provoking and raw, real emotion the majority of people can relate to this. Excellent job!