This the fifth in a series of poems from the “Write to Recover” group I facilitate. I put them together from phrases that resonate with me while participants read. I add nothing but punctuation and the occasional conjunction. This one is comprised of the words of five participants.
Sometimes the way is right in front of you.
Dancing fool that I am,
Breaking down a wall
To feel OK with myself;
Scraping away the negative words
I learn my own true vision.
I came from another planet named womb,
A learning person
With fear of being whole.
But fear can motivate,
And I simply decided to live!
Aware of a new life, I’ve been given time
Constant contact with God,
No stop signs in sight.
I feel whole now, whole when connected.
Yes, I can:
Make my world bright and colorful;
Elaborate my need to be on this planet;
Remove the hate.
Paint my life in print —
My beautiful creation,
I will see it through.
Respect me in my uniqueness
Because now it is time to rest.