For a Reason, a Season – Author Brenda-Lee Ranta

Can I tell you I had never trusted many people, but

I had trusted you, fair weather sister; I told you all my

secrets, my pain, my every weakness


Unaware, as you gleefully listened, feigning concern,

feigning sincerity, smugly planning to exploit me later by

ingratiating yourself with those that I love


You told them of my weaknesses, twisting my words with sleazy innuendos; yet urging me to be strong, that things

would likely stay this way – so just accept it, clucking with

your contrived empathy – sorrowful face


Can I tell you, I never spoke of your secret manipulations or fabrications; even when my eyes opened wide enough to

see you were a Chameleon;  Ah! but you knew I wouldn’t,

that I was not made like you


It may surprise you to know, that I forgive you, that we encounter other souls for a reason, a season, each bringing a lesson; so even if your laughs were at my expense, I don’t regret the lessons I learned from you


When we parted ways, I secretly wished you well; I also silently hoped you would find what you were seeking

without giving things to to people for ulterior motives,

with a heavy price tag attached


Can I tell you that, I have healed well.  I trust even fewer people now, but I trust myself, even in fear I follow my dreams, believing that I am deeply loved in the purest way; feeling real joy, real hope, inner peace restored

Can I tell you things didn’t stay the same; they became unimaginably beautiful in their authenticity

I’m telling you now,

but I’m not asking

I’m telling you now.


© Brenda-Lee Ranta


Excerpt from the book Allegories

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brenda-lee About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

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