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 It shines bright here now.
The ground was barren for so long.
My feet forgot the memory of soft
grass welcoming soft, fleshy
bodies in its embrace.
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

Leaves cease to taste so brittle and bitter.
Their shade is now my reverie, a reprieve.
A canopy of light dawns, piercing the shadowy broken.
How have I lived this way so long, without the sun?
Lonely is a lonely place.
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

from the ignorance
from the hush of inauthentic being
from the dark, dank cold
from the folly of rejection
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

This is acceptance
muddy waters streaming to clarity
filtered through the pebbly pain
in the light of a holy Presence

This is acceptance
cleansing rains pelting, pounding
peeling the layers of saturated sorrow
in the cleft of a Mighty Rock

I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

It shines brilliant here
There is a radiance
Calm, stead, and sure
She is peeking at me
Her eyes are steel
Her gaze electric
It is I, reflecting

Now an epiphany
I’m waking up now.
I’m waking up now.

The ground gives way
bending beneath the holy
weight of the Divine
My soul recalls the memory of His embrace
Welcoming soft, fleshy hearts
falling, resting, pleading
in His arms
I’m waking up now.
I am awake.
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9 thoughts on “Acceptance

  1. I’ve been in tears for 20 minutes, absolutely unable to stop. I am not a person that shows emotion in this way; I’ve allowed myself to cry less than 10 times since the age of 12, I am now 36. I’ve never visited a poetry website/blog, ever. I stumbled upon this while doing a google search for clipart, completely out of the blue. I could not leave this page without telling you that your words resonated with me so deeply, it rocked me to my core. I’ve been depressed for more than 2 years now, no attempts for treatment of any kind. You may have just changed my life. I certainly hope so.
    Thank you Marvia

    ~I was unable to leave this comment unless I ‘logged in’ using a social media platform. Because I wish to remain anonymous I had to create a fake Google account. My name is not Tami Larson. Who I am is not important; You knowing that you may have saved a life is.~

    • I’m so sorry for your pain. I am glad these words were encouraging for you. Hold faith, don’t give up. Don’t lose heart. You matter, and your life is precious!!! True story! Thank you for sharing your words here. You are a brave one.

  2. Pingback: Goodbye 2014 and Remembering | Marvia Davidson. Live Empowered. Be Encouraged. Stay Equipped.

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