Looking Back, Moving Forward

Hello to you all and thank you for joining me for another edition of “Take It In.” I hope your week is going exceedingly well. I am doing something different this week. It’s been a time of struggle,pain, and triumph recently. That is why I want to share a poem I wrote a little while back. I love to write, obviously. Poetry was my gateway into the wonderful world of writing. It was my first love and has remained a passion since I first took to the pen at age 16.

I typically like to keep that part of me away from this blog, but I want us all to dig deeper into our own souls. Healing begins with acknowledging the past. Progress begins when we part ways with it. I want to encourage you all to share your poems or other writings with me which chronicle your own journey through suffering to victory over it. We just celebrated the rising of the One who defeated death and pain once and for all. Let’s celebrate the unique, personal stories of overcoming we each have. I will pick several to highlight in the next edition of “Take It In.”

“A Flower Among the Thistles”

I am scratched and bleeding
Thrashing my way through thickets and thorns
The garden has withered
Weeds and wastes fill these lands now
Is there any beauty left?

Alas, one flower blossoms
A perennial of eternal splendor
Its graceful elegance flows easy in the soft breeze
The petals welcome me
I stoop to take in the essence

Beauty grows from the ugly
Treasure from the unknown
Good from the evil
Love amidst the hate
I will guard this garden forever

Just to see this one flower grow

Thank you for reading for my story. What’s yours? See you next week, and I look forward to reading them.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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