Mandi Ducroq

Rookie (9 April 1974 / Cape Town)

Getting Through - Poem by Mandi Ducroq

I know my heart is shattered into a million pieces
I know I've lost something valuable, precious and irreplaceable
I know there will be days when I will cry and break and hurt
But I know too that I am strong enough to get through this
My soul has cried many tears that have failed to heal my aching heart
My mind has screamed many thoughts that have failed to ease my inner pain
All thats left now is to rise up, be strong, sit with the loss and the pain and work through it
For the only way out is through - i can't jump over it or go around it - I have to go through it
I will come out on the other side a wiser, happier person
I will not sit and dwell on this loss and pain
I will grieve, it is necessary, but I will not focus all my attention on the pain
Instead I will focus my attention on getting through it, on looking forward at the bright lights ahead
The world cannot consist only of pain and misery, I refuse to believe that
I will find happiness and joy and cling to every little bit of it with all the strength I have
I will be whole and loved again


Comments about Getting Through by Mandi Ducroq

  • (4/15/2008 2:41:00 AM)

    even if it does not seem that way, you will find happiness. u just take the feelings right out of my heart and my soul saying exactly how i feel.
    thank you again for your beautiful poetry it makes me feel a whole lot better.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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