I Know... I've Been There! - Poem by Luz Hanaii
You stand in the shadow that was once my life,
those torturous years enduring the pain of something,
I did not know what?
Outwardly going through the motions
while inwardly wishing to just be done forever.
I didn't think I could ever escape the haunting darkness
which enveloped my soul
a very long and painful road.
But as I inwardly grew and struggled to move forward
the road along with my load became lighter and lighter
'til one day I realized that the shadows were far behind,
like some thick mysterious, ominous foe.
I see in you, the memory of those torturous years,
a suffering once accepted and perhaps embraced.
A pain that appeared out of my control, which
seemed to have no end.
For in sick despair, I found it easier to give-in and accept
that familiar pain, unaware of peace and love ahead.
Your present world is very real to you,
sadness, hopelessness, shadows and fears...
for no amount of light can illuminate your soul
my words of comfort may sound like foreign fairy tales
making you feel that no one can understand.
But I tell you, 'I understand, for I've been there! '
Let the seed of hope germinate within your heart
that light may illuminate and dissipate all fear and hate
Forgive, Forget, Repent, Move-on...
and one day you too may say,
'I know... I've been there! '
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