In the middle of chaos
In the middle of hoping
Through all the struggles
the blood, the sweat and tears
she is forever seeking
she seeks that which has been denied her.
She longs for peace
she hopes for joy
she dreams of forever
she seeks a brighter tomorrow
Don’t pity her
she neither needs nor wants it
don’t ever think her weak
she’s survived more than you can know.
Don’t stand in her way
her journey won’t allow it
but if you’ll walk with her a while
she’ll show you what love looks like.
© Vee Townsend
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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