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, December 6, 2011

Plus Some

Original poetry by author of this blog. Copyright laws apply

Purpose a journey in life
Walking tall and sure.
Stride the rocky paths
With footing secure.

Onward toward the setting sun,
Downward, run.
Wind stings the face,
Warm tears trace.

Go! Yield not to never.
Anger, fear, loss, pain
Tangle the weary soul
Nothing shall they gain.

Through desert sand,
Cross grassy weeds.
To mountain tops,
Trudge swampy reeds.

Stand upon the ocean shore,
Dare the sea to swallow.
Laugh with glee
When waves roll back, hollow.

Breathe deep the salty air
Closed eyes, take it in.
When purpose driven
The elements never win.

Be granite on a mountain top,
A cedar in forests deep.
Butterfly across the meadow,
An owl that does not sleep.

There is nothing I can not reach
Nor plague will I succumb.
I purpose in my journey
To touch many, plus some.
To touch many, plus some,
To touch many,
plus some.

Up with the Birds

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