Friday, April 28, 2006

This started out as a poem to enter in Owlhaven's contest. I couldn't quite keep to the rules. I actually hesitated in posting this at all since alot of my IRL friends visit here (it somehow would feel "safer" if they didn't). However, I decided that I needed to post this for me. This is my blog and if I don't post the messy stuff then I guess it's not real is it? So here it is...


I AM FROM


I am from lies
I am from mistakes made and lessons learned
Secrets kept in a notebook, deception

I am from cactus and tomato plants on a summer day
Rabbits, chickens, and doves
I hate chickens

I am from sitting on the driveway with my grandparents
I am from fighting
Yelling, screaming, vile words

I am from
Growth
Forgiveness
Change

I am from
Faith in the Son
Love for my family

I am from re-birth and second chances
Light and laughter
Family and friends

I am me
Mother
daughter
friend
lover
wife

WHOLE

6 comments:

owlhaven said...

The word that came to my mind after reading this was 'overcoming.' Good for you! Thanks for sharing.
Blessings,
Mary, mom to many

janjanmom said...

I love it!! Go girl, get it published!!

Mom Nancy said...

As a IRL friend, I don't mind seeing the "messy" stuff, especially as there is a happy ending!

Chaotic Mom said...

Know what, this was one of my favorites. ;)

Rachel said...

That was really powerful. Good for you for publishing it here.

M-j said...

Heather, that is really beautiful! I am so glad you posted it, because as one of your IRL friends, I feel priveleged to read it. It gives real insight to the real you.