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what is more powerful

the refusal to be labeled

or acceptance of that which you can’t change?

am I strong because

I’ve learned to live with my scars

embrace them, even

or does that make me a coward?

all the darting strobes of Pain

leaking slowly from the

cracked box Pandora left ajar

plant their mark upon a soul

with the burnt black grip

of a nightmare’s fingerprints

there are days when

i don’t even know how to breathe

all I can see in the mirror

is a corrosive landscape

cooing as it twines its way through my veins

yet

for all that

i am not content to fade

slowly into the night

it is not enough

to endure in the face of suffering

to stagnate in the pool of survival

i will spark, i will blaze

i will rise from my ashes

“You Are Stronger Than You Think: You’re Cross to Bear”

Apparently I helped to inspire this post by the incredibly warm, wise and wonderful Moon Cho. She has profound insight on most of life’s situations, the world really needs more people like this. Not just for those with illness or disease, her words are for anybody who has ever felt overwhelmed:

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