Sharing feelings that here be written,
Gently flow from a soul that’s oft been smitten.
To all who’s hearts feel bruised or crushed,
Make it arduous, again to trust.
From deep within our heart there be,
A new and different way to see,
the love surrounding you and me.
Release the wrongs we tightly hold,
to feel the joyful peace unfold.
Focus not on troubling doubts,
maddening crowds with angry shouts.
Arise we now on stumbling feet,
as echoes from the past repeat.
Instead, tune in to tender thoughts,
about the things we feel we’ve lost.
What lies beneath the surface tension
are treasures, surely worth a mention.
A greater love, a greater joy,
a greater hope, we can employ.
To lift our spirits and free our minds,
to leave the troubling thoughts behind.
Take flight onto courageous wings,
take hold of what our wisdom brings.
Allow our open eyes behold,
the love surrounding us unfold.
Cling tight to truthful boundless love,
raining down on us from up above.
Never ending, never cold,
always there for us to hold.
© Valormore De Plume
Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”
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Foreword . . .
How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.
It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.
Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.
Donna J. Sanders, Author
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