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My Soul, is Freedom's Journey

Blowing through a vast crevasse –
from whirling tempest; 
to calming balm on wounded skin;
to constant howl;
to sunlit kiss, onto warm lips –

I am a promise, 
to the girl who waits,     
within the cave, where no light shines;
where sucking blackness and decay
consumes and claws across
the barren expanse that is –

My inner child’s mind.

Little Kristin, girl of 7 
(when time stopped)
suspended upon a bony pillar, sits,
engulfed by craggy mountain walls –

The cave of sorrows.

A black pit surrounds the tower, 
held hostage by those who would keep her silent;
(protecting the illusion at all costs)
she waits,
and as silent as the fear that creeps up 
the lone pillar,
(coming for the light in her eyes)
killing slowly, methodically,
attacking light –
the light that creeps through cracks;
breaks through holes;
breathes life into darkness –

(minions of death vying to stay her shine).

Her holly-hobby night gown 
(full of broken dreams)
tattered and torn, 
crowns her dirty little feet.
A grayed white gag, beneath soiled cheeks –
(like apples, they used to say)
blackened by yesterday,
save for the dappled light that shines,
from green eyes –
just a glimpse…
       then gone.

A tiny flame flickers, within small hands –
(holding what was stolen)
keeping the beasts at bay...
(lighting a Mother’s way)

They say I was everything to the one in the photographs –
The light giver.

Light taken, 
       and given.
Her battery drained, 
(strength offered to the shining moon)
       then gone.

Permanently erased.
Eradicated, liberated (grace or fear?)

Strength was my gift born
from her weakness -
my birthright, and soul’s mantra.

My soul was God’s gift -
my strength,
was her gift –
I am battery doubled.
No more am I dirty black holes 
hiding in shadow,

For I am wind…

I am nowhere, 
        And everywhere.
I am past, present and future.
My soul is freedom blowing through the cracks 
left by the black maker (innocence taker);        
into my darkest depths;
holding the little girl (lost, no more) –

kissing her face;
drying her tears;
      leaving the cave -
carrying my child home.

Together we light 
the ancient halls,
Where I am the light maker now.

Winding my way from heaven to
kissing the nose’s of my five reasons 
found –

My soul is wind 
       from the heaven’s,

and these are the gifts 
that my soul 


Copyright © Kristin Reynolds

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  1. Date: 2/4/2009 11:28:00 AM
    Truly a winner, Kristin. You've told my story except that my year of darkness was 6 ... smile ... and only by the grace of God that led me to A.A. did I come to know that blessed child and be able with a whole lot of help ... smile ... to hold her in hope. This is on going on to my keeper list for sure. God bless ...

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 6:00:00 PM
    Kristin Congratulations on your win! Love Laura :)

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 5:49:00 AM
    Congratulations Kristin on your win in Michael's contest. Simply put, this is a brilliant masterpiece. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/3/2009 12:19:00 AM
    Congrats on your success with this poem Kristin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 5:52:00 PM
    An amazing poem, revealing who you truly are, where you've been, and where you have made peace with today. Congratulations on a wonderful winning poem! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 4:47:00 PM
    Congrats on your placing in Michael's contest! Donna G.

  1. Date: 2/2/2009 4:18:00 PM
    Congrats, my friend, on this WELL deserved poem placing. Truly briliant, and even better the second time around. I love it still. Love and hugs, Christie

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 10:31:00 PM
    Very Beautiful write... and powerfully expressed, God Bless and keep up the amazing work * Tyesha

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 8:37:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write, Kristin. Like Keith said, sad until the end but transforms to show your souls strength and beauty. Powerful and deep. Great imagery. Thanks for the vote of confidence. I think you will be hard to beat once you get your "morph" done! Good luck (on both). Love, Robin

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 4:45:00 AM
    Saddening, until the very end. You always seem to find redemption in your arvelous poetry. BRAVO Kristin! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 1/3/2009 8:40:00 AM
    Ahh, the refreshingness of it all~I find 'nothing' more beautiful, than the depths and the treasures of the soul! And "You" are a very rare jewel indeed! "Light Begets Light~And~Yours Shines So Bright!"~Your children shall be blessed, to have "You" as their mother I believe! Just as many are blessed, to have "You" as their friend!~Until we meet again, "My Love Always To You & Your Loves, Forever, John!"~Bye Precious Kristin!":)

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 2:28:00 PM
    Kristin A remarkable write that leaves me feeling almost breathless within the brillance of your talent. Like a soul's embrace/ that can't help but be poetically honest and pure. Proving that in the balance of life we need both good and bad to find our balance in our spiritual knowing. I would say you're way ahead of your time and I for one am honored to bare witness to it! I felt like I was one with this....Just beautiful hun. Kudo's to you!!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 1:09:00 PM
    ahhhhhhh, oh, wonderous sorrows expelled, I will start by saying how very powerful this poem is! Here are a few things to think on? only one verse troubled me poetically,"vying to stay her shine." I thought vying with what or whom? "Seeking?" and "shine? "glow?" "radiance?" ..also, perhaps there is not a need for the word "that" as often!

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 12:23:00 PM
    beautiful poetry and well written and well worded, its official, i have to definantly step my game up. Theres much i write i dont place on here [ to lazy to type] and some times to dark, trying get this new year started on a positive note, and i want the book to be perfect. Great poetry from a great poet, have a good day.

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 10:49:00 AM
    Kristin, This is an extremele powerful Inspirational poem - an amazing write that touches the heart. I am spell bound, Thanks also for your beautiful comments on my poem The Nurse. I wish you best of everything for a Happy and prsperous New Year. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 9:48:00 AM
    This is so beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Amazing and spiritual!! No words can suffice for this lacking mind.:) Of course, you would post something like this about the same time I would, lol---the contest you sponsored, Kristin...I was writing about color the day before you posted that, but about a rainbow, lol.....and then our choka timing.:) It's really interesting, I believe too we're like-minded. Love, Sara

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 7:30:00 AM
    Best wishes with this one Kristin.Your poetry walk promenades before our eyes.Great job.Rgds Brian & thanks for yoyr welcome comments

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 6:46:00 AM
    Outrageous. Unbelievable writing. A beautiful masterpiece. Powerful. You are a gorgeous soul and an extremely talented poetess. You have become. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 4:43:00 AM
    Kristin. this is have outdone yourself with this piece.. brilliant ...happy new year and thanks for the comments on my constantly amaze me with how much you know about the world..I am doing the poor's man shufftle with

  1. Date: 1/2/2009 4:36:00 AM
    Kristin, I think this is the most beautiful poem I have ever read on this site - I am physically and spiritually moved beyond words, unable to find a suitable superlative, dumbstruck. Love, Nigel