The trials and tribulations of life teaches us many a lesson and each one stays with us and takes us forward. I really liked the ending, "And that's why I keep my poetry." So true its like a diary, a memoir to look back and see how we have grown. This poem is a motivator!
To find the reality behind the reality changes everything. From that point onwards, the ego no longer needs to be fed and watered. You found the connection with God inside yourself. Well done, you, and also on the poem!
You write beautifully Dagmar.
Yes, thank God that we all have our poetry to keep us going through the dark times, and your poem epitimises this sadness very well.
A beautiful write, full of inspiration for us to emerge out of the dark places that we find ourselves in, and back into the light.
I loved this. And DO believe in Angels, because they are there. We all too often blame ourselves for things that are really not our fault. Life is a steep learning curve, irrespective of age. 'I went from being nothing to somebody' Really inspiring!
How different each reading is according to the readers state of mind. Today' (not the first re-read) when reading your words filled my eyes with tears. I felt your pain so deeply in my heart. Often we are our own worst critics. I'm glad you have found peace at last. Take care Milly x
This pulled at my heart and made me have goosebumps all over because it resonated so much with me. The only thing I need to do is stop blaming myself for those people that hurt me and come to realise that it was them who chose to hurt me, I didn't choose to be hurt. Your strength shines throughout this piece and oozes with hope not for yourself as such but hope that this touches someone as deeply as it touched me - I haven't been as moved with poetry as I have been with this one and my goodness was I moved. To say this has been added to my faves is an understatement and if I didn't get prosecuted for copyright issues I'd have this printed a zillion times just so people can read it and know they are not alone in their hardships that being said Dagmar I applaud you once again for your bravery and thank you for posting such a profound write that I'll come back to time and time again