And that is why

by Dagmar Wilson   Nov 22, 2015

People have walked in and out of my life
only a few remain in my heart.

I have given into nonsense
fallen of the wagon and running for my life.
The devil was after my soul.

I have taken risks
crushed and burned,
words coming out of my mouth
were not always softly spoken.
My heart was broken.

I have lived through the nights
even the days were dark,
I was drowning with nothing to hang on.

I went from being nothing
to becoming a somebody,
I stopped blaming myself.

I can no longer be in an empty room
surrounded by people pointing their fingers at me.

I now believe in Angels
a gift from above,
they guide and protect me
from here on.

And that's why I keep my poetry.


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  • 5 years ago

    by Em

    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

  • 5 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    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

  • 6 years ago

    by AngelaLuisaCory

    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!


  • 6 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I like very much the beautiful flow of your poem from being driven by nonsense, being chased by the devil and the peace brought by angels.

  • 6 years ago


    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.
    Well penned.

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