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

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Steps, weary steps

original poetry by blog author, copyright laws apply
Dedicated to Lori

It's just a step away
This day that's called "tomorrow."
A short arm's distance
Will remove me from the sorrow.

It's just a step away.
On the horizon, I can see
A different way of living
A better way to be.

It's just a step away,
The nightstand books all say.
I read the printed words
Yet it remains today.

Step over step
I trudge endlessly on
Step, one more step
The horizon is gone.
Step, stomp, step
It's further still.
Steps, weary steps,
All up hill.

It's just a step a day
But it's further, further away.
Peace and hope are floating
On winds that sting my face
As they bluster by with race,
A speed the defies pace.
Peace and hope are gloating
I can't catch them today
They are still a step away.


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LoriG said...

Beautiful Jennie. Simply beautiful. Your heart is beautiful. I am honored to know you. Thank you.