On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fight for Life

Fight for Life
original poetry by blog author, copyright laws apply
 
Fighting for an unseen cause
Hoping just to finish the race.
Suffering gives me great pause
But a win for me I still chase.

Standing outside the fray
Breathing deeply sun-shining life.
Raging chaos all day
I refuse to engage in strife.

Wholeness is what I seek
Healing, a trophy in my sights.
Restore; this soul is weak
Shelter of peace set me to rights.

Strength comes like tidal waves
Surging, pulling, tugging my soul.
Slowly my heart behaves
Stirring, waking, life makes me whole.

Quietly, I'll not go
The dark night will not o'er take me.
Though the journey be slow
Perfection I will one day see.

Phoenix die and rise again,
My soul is ash and life anew.
Embrace rebirth and then
I'll soar on wings to the great blue.

Blue sky, expanse unknown
Boundless hope of life eternal
I soar o'er fields I've sown
To see the rage burn infernal.

An incense burns sweetly
All that is death has been destroyed.
My beating heart freely
Glides on new wings deployed.
Breathe deep, be overjoyed
A new spirit clearly
Apart from the raging annoyed
Now loves this life wholly.

3 comments:

cinch said...

So very talented!!!!!

Dana @ WhatWereWeThinking? said...

You write so incredibly well.

Tara - SanitySrchr said...

Absolutely wonderful!