I have gotten up when I was literally held down with force….
My heart has healed seamlessly, like it was never ripped out at all….
Amidst the greatest pain, I have also found the greatest comfort of peace….
Where I used to be full of anger, only a calmness remains….
Once wanting to scream and cry, now I smile silently as I close my eyes and envision what the future will bring….
Fear led to courage, courage to strength, strength to fulfillment….
Everything unclean and toxic washed away, now protected and safe, mine is an energy others crave….
Despair has made me ever mindful of the flowers in bloom, led through this darkness by the dimmest of lights….
Where once I looked over and felt lonely and used, I now look straight forward enticed by understanding….
In a time strangled by sorrow, I embrace joy, I accept my blessings, I believe with a faith unwavering….
It cut like a rusty, jagged blade, and I rejoice; like I was never shattered at all….