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Rising From The Ashes

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Rising From The Ashes

There’s a Child in every Woman that emerges now and then
Together they reverse Time from Now to Way Back When
The Child and Woman search for the Child’s place in Time
When the Child not yet a Woman lived a life that didn’t rhyme
Childhood barely started, cruelly faulted, abruptly halted
Childhood denied, deprived and criminally assaulted.
A lonely, battered Child, isolated in her fears
Crying only inner tears during those long and joyless years
The Child’s life fragmented and became emotionally forlorn
Influencing the Woman as she was later being formed.

Time heals all wounds it is written and said
But memories are forever despite what’s heard or read
Painful memories surface without reason or design
Like road signs in reverse as the Child’s life unwinds
Memories take root as the Child takes on grime
A Child abused and stained
An Innocent, cruelly used and shamed.

The Child (now Woman) affirm each other’s core
Bringing healing closer to forever, seeking forevermore
Can a life so tainted, incinerated and deprived
Rise from the ashes to acquire the value to revive?
First Child, then Woman were determined to survive
Forgiveness shared the path they tread to keep themselves alive
Life shouldn’t focus on evil, they learned, or on whom to blame
Life isn’t to squander as if playing a meaningless game
Do not feel pity for that Child or the Woman she became
Celebrate instead their survival as they celebrate the same.



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  1. Date: 3/4/2011 11:30:00 AM
    WOW. This is.... amazing. I really enjoyed reading this. Thankyou for letting us read your amazing work. Take care. Dana'lyn

  1. Date: 3/2/2011 6:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured on PoetrySoup this week Carol. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/1/2011 4:45:00 PM
    Courageous poem of victory on a subject that needs more exposure. God Bless and congratulations on having this poem featured. Vince

  1. Date: 1/24/2011 4:13:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carol in the contest "My Darkest Childhood Memory"sponsored by Walayee (Lay). Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 4:25:00 PM
    ~A late Congratulation~ on your win,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 2:13:00 PM
    Bravo! What else can one say. Congrad's and Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 8:12:00 AM
    The last line says it all....such positive message in a somber poem ! Congratulations on your win! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/23/2011 5:14:00 AM
    Hi Carol - Congratulations on your BIG WIN in Walayee's contest. Best wishes, KC

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 7:58:00 PM
    Excellent write. Congratulations on winning first place in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on the first place win in the contest, Carol

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 1:24:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this insightful work..Sara

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 1:18:00 PM
    Congrats Carol on your first place win in Lay's contest with this extraordinary entry luv.. enjoy your top ten top spot..with luv..

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 12:20:00 PM
    Congratulations on taking first place with this moving poem, Carol. Best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your First Place win in the contest, Carol! Heartbreaking...but today's a brighter day! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 11:35:00 AM
    Congrats on this win Carol. Its is beautifully written; painful yet triumphant. So much strength!!! Lay

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 11:24:00 AM
    Carol, this is quite an inspirational write and I love how you ended it.. Congratulations to you on your first place win in Lay's contest.. Hope you will have a great weekend