Imagine your life like a blank piece of paper
Look at it! Admire it! you don’t have to decide now
What you’re going to do or what to make of it
Lets discuss it! Lets see! Lets talk about it a bit…
I’ve had my heart rip to shreds by wolves in sheep
clothing knowing only revenge coupled by hatred
I’ve had both hands amputated up to my elbows
unable to give a hug a gentle touch
I’ve had both legs removed underneath me
So low I could only see the bottom
I’m Sighing for regard and some attention
I reach out with my voice I allow the tears
to roll down eventually forming an ocean
I swam through the vast and angry waters
at last reaching the edge of the planet I held on
never letting go.
The sun is shinning there’s a brightness I hadn’t
seen before trees are looking greener flowers are
even quicker to grow
My eyes are opened I’m out of Troubled waters
I’m alive! I keep moving! I keep going!
Not looking back not dwelling on the past
It’s time for a new beginning.
© Sylvestina Simmons