Sunday, March 22, 2015

Aftermath

somehow holds 291h - March 22, 2015s

author’s note:

A companion poem to the last one posted...


AFTERMATH

Though we tried tried tried
we failed to destroy our life

but only after reaching
the depths of weakness
did we realize our strength:

shattered, stunned, stumbling
we realized we had endured
the worst in ourselves--

we realized
that if we had the power
to devastate cities, forests, and fields
and exhaust the abundant oceans
then we also held the power
to heal the wounded circle.

Having lived through hell
we now had the courage
to look into the mirror

and the humility
to accept what we found...



© 2015, Michael R. Patton
Soultime: novel of a hard start

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