I channeled this poem the other day.
I was going to use it and submit to a magazine, but I have decided to share it on my little ole blog.
I hope it finds where it needs to go, and gives you what you need
This is from my heart and my soul to yours:
We came to this world together
You were right there from the start
I could feel your presence around me
Then we started to wonder and wander
We started to explore and experience
We began to grow apart
We began to wander away from each other
Until one day
You were gone.
You always promised you’d be there
But you weren’t
Things became so dark and cold
I felt so alone
I called your name and cried rivers of tears
Wishing you would return
But you didn’t
As the darkness engulfed me
I forgot who you were
I forgot your name
I forgot how you felt
I forgot what your embrace was like
I forgot who I was
I wandered for what seemed like an eternity
Trying to find your warm embrace
And although I knew I was deeply loved outside of myself
I could never wholly feel it
For the hole you left, ached
It was like an open wound that would not heal
So I tried to fill it
With food, exercise, seeking love from others, drug and alcohol
But it was still there
So I accepted this is how it would be
Hoping that one day we would be reunited
But I never truly believed we would
Why did you leave me?
Where did you go?
What did I do wrong?
Did you hate me?
This was the only reason I could think of why you would leave.
That there was something wrong with me
I hated me
I loathed me
I lost me.
And then one day my babies arrived
My beautiful blessings and gifts from somewhere
My gifts from the Divine
Where did these spectacular beings come from?
I started to wonder that there must be something greater than myself
But the darkness still engulfed me
Until one day I said enough.
I saw the light in my babies
And used it to guide my way
That light within them, lit the rooms of my heart
And gave me a glimmer
A glimmer of light that I vaguely remembered
And so again I wandered
But this time I knew I wasn’t alone
I followed the light
And then I found more light
And more light
And then a strange and familiar feeling came over me
I had been here before
Although I could not remember how or when
I had felt this before
But did not know where.
And there you were
My memory came flooding back
You were as breathtaking and as beautiful as I remember
You had been there all along
Waiting patiently for the day I would return
You smiled and opened your light to me
I breathed it in
I breathed you in
You asked how my journey had been
And I cried.
Not tears of sadness, but utter joy and relief
You embraced me like only my sweet soul could ever know how
And said rest my sweet soul
You Are Home
I would love to know your thoughts – I’ve never written poetry so would love your feedback
Rest Sweet Soul
Love and gratitude