Comments : And that is why

  • 7 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    This is an inspirational poem indeed about the trials of life that have been endured, overcome and then buried for a better path!
    All the very best,


  • 7 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    Oh mercy sakes Dagmar, this is beautiful.

    Such a powerful life piece. Your ending line truly got me...

    "And that's why I keep my poetry."

    So true!!! To look back on how far you have come in life.. its a preservation of strength and rebirth.. that line is precious and holds a ton of inspiration just in your ending line. LOVE IT

    (just a tiny typo error: second line, second stanza- of = off I do feel you meant...)

    Oh this piece just made me smile!

    Hugs you sweet woman!

    • 7 years ago

      by Dagmar Wilson

      Thank you so very much. It means a lot to me. Thank you also Ben

  • 7 years ago

    by NOOR

    Lovely writing Dagmar. Keep your poetry.
    Good decision. :-) No one needs judging of blaming all time. :-)

  • 7 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    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!

  • 7 years ago

    by Hellon

    So much inspiration in you words...I like how the poem took a turn half way through and I could feel the strength in you words as you cast the past off...well done!

  • 7 years ago

    by Ingrid

    Hi Dagmar,

    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!

    All the best,

  • 6 years ago

    by Shiva Sai

    Fantastic absolutely fantastic..

    These lines are well written and have lot of depth in it

    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 love these 2 stanzas which were exceptional

    very good piece... added to my favourites

    Keep up the good work...

  • 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.

  • 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

    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!


  • 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

  • 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