In case you all forgot, it is still National Poetry Writing Month! Hence, my month-long celebration here at EverythingShaquana, of all things poetry =)! Today’s poem comes more than a bit late in the evening, as it took me all day to unravel the words and emotions needed to get this one down on-screen.
If you’re new to my blog, you may not know how twisted of life I once had/ working hard to stop having. Those who’ve been down with the dipset, so to speak, for more than a little while, are likely overwhelmed at times, by the pain I write into life on this here blog.
The theme I continually attempt to convey, in spite of all truths I am blessed to share on this platform, is the theme of love. Love embraces truth, along with all its ugliest corners. Love makes rooms for growth and redemption, in honor of the truth it internalizes. No matter what I’ve been through, I still love. Do you understand that?!
Bad or good, ugly or pretty, low or high, I STILL LOVE! I love everyone and everything. I truly, truly do. I pray every time any and everyone ever reads my words, that’s the main thing they read: my love! ‘Cause it’s genuine y’all! It’s real. It’s deep. And it’s likely more than you’ll ever know possible.
Today’s NaPoWriMo poem honors my greatest secret to loving the way I do. Pssstttt… don’t tell anyone, okay ;-)? It’s called forgiveness. The biggest secret is that, it’s in you too! I told y’all that this year’s celebration of NaPoWriMo is all about healing. Using and fortifying poetry as a tool for healing.
On this coinciding #MotivationalMonday, my motivation for the world is to heal through forgiveness. And perhaps, even use poetry to do it!
In step with that, I did some major forgiving today! Made some strides I was sure I wouldn’t be ready to make for a while longer. I’m much further ahead than I thought, after all. I’m not behind the game. I’m ahead. Just because I forgave. That’s power right there.
So, happy #MotivationalMonday y’all!! Happy 13th day of NaPoWriMo y’all! Most importantly, Happy Healing & Forgiveness y’all! Enjoy my latest poetry of art, ‘Forgiveness.’ A’se!
Ever been burned so badly that the wounds don’t heal
Hurt so sadly, your feelings won’t feel
Ever been hit by a train, exploded and died
Only to be bound, buried, tortured and tried
Pain hits us sometimes
So hard, it knocks us to our knees
Lies break us sometimes
So much, giving up becomes the best tease
That’s life, I’ve learned
But only a fraction of it
The fraction we force into our otherwise peaceful existence
Life is love, laughter and beauty
Greater than the pain we invite
Wiser than the lies we survive
Even sweeter than the grass on the other side
Life is forgiveness
Forgiveness is resiliency
Resiliency is survival
The instinct to bounce back, every single time
I choose to live
I choose to forgive
I choose resiliency
I choose to bounce back
Forgiveness to those who have burned, hurt and hit me
Forgiveness to myself for my bruises, welts and scars
Forgiveness to God for being a teacher, when I needed a Father
Forgiveness to all in need of healing and love
Yea, that’s it