Day 19 NaPoWriMo – From The Abyss

April 20, 2013

Those of you who have read parts of this blog other than the Poetry page know a bit about my history.

For the poetry buffs, here is a brief synopsis:

About 5 years ago I lost my husband of 32 years after a two year battle with cancer. Since that time I have been emotionally adrift. The fires of my creativity have been banked so low that I don’t even remember much of the time between then and now. I know I started this blog because I read it and recall the events, though I wonder how I wrote those words when I could barely think. I guess there must have been moments of lucidity.

A little over six months ago I met someone who reached out a hand to me and showed me the way back to solid ground.

This is dedicated to one who has come to mean more to me than I ever thought was possible.

sunrise

My Love, My Friend,
please read this with an open mind.
I am not trying to influence you,
only struggling to put my feelings into words.

From The Abyss
 For many years,
through many tears
I found trust.

I remember the feeling.
Absolute trust.

Trust that love was strong,
would survive anything,
that life was laid out and
would always be good,
that there was a place for me
a sanctuary where I was safe
from curves the world could throw.

Then, my world shattered.
One piece at a time,
over the course of years,
until the sky fell down
and the ground gave way.

I fell into a dark and bottomless pit
–floating–
unable to find solid ground
–lightless–
severed and directionless,
wrapped in a numbing cocoon.
By choice unaware.

But in the darkness I felt a touch.
A hand reached out,
warm fingers stroked my cheek,
reminders that life continues
outside the abyss.

Gentle guidance led me
to solid footing and a ray of light.

At first, the light was too bright,
I had no strength to stand,
but time passed, my eyes adjusted,
my strength returned.

Like a phoenix I am rising
from ashes of the past
to a new beginning.

But,
without that touch,
that hand,
that light

…..

would I have drifted
forever
beyond reach?

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10 Responses to “Day 19 NaPoWriMo – From The Abyss”

  1. floridaborne said

    Little did we know there was a monarch butterfly waiting to spread her wings once she fought her way out of her cocoon. The light was always trying to shine out through your eyes. We just had to wait until it came from your heart.

  2. BeWithUs said

    Lovely words! Be strong, always! Cheers~ 😀

  3. Grits McMullen said

    You put my own thoughts to Paper, Vicki. It feels better not to be alone. Thank You Grits xo

    • kayuk said

      Thanks Grits,
      I’ve been wrapped in my cocoon for so long that I feel like a bear just coming out of the long, long sleep of hibernation to see the world completely changed. I never thought it would happen… the scent of spring is in the air, LOL!

  4. So beautiful, what a phoenix you are! Glorious poem! 🙂

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