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My Spiritual Journey, I'm Still Roaming

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My Spiritual Journey, I'm Still Roaming

I grew up physically abused,
with only grandma to hold on to.
I was a frail child confined,
and couldn't understand the pain I was going through.
I roamed!

In my teenage years,
I was rebellious and out of control.
Emotional scars were souvenirs,
and I felt I lost my soul!
I roamed!

Down a long dark path,
I thought my spiritual journey would end.
Listening to a demonic laugh,
I found myself in prison with no friend!
I roamed!

I cried out to God for an answer,
for the death of my grandma was too much!
Spiritual pain ate me away like cancer,
and I felt God had just lost touch!
I roamed!

Down that dark tunnel of tribulation,
I began to see a spark of light.
I continued forward with determination,
with a stronger spiritual appetite!
I roamed!

Inside behind these evil walls,
I constantly fed my hungry mind.
At times I felt so small,
but mentally I was no longer confused!
I roamed!

I was once weak and frail,
and attempted suicide with a knife.
I fought my way out of hell,
because I now valued my life!
I roamed!

My journey began so long ago,
and the strength of my heart continues on.
I survived a spiritual TKO,
emotional scars remain, but insecurities are gone!!
I still continue to roam!


Written for Drake Eszes contest "I, roam"

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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 10:29:00 AM
    i feel you...

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:39:00 AM
    This is heart wrenching and spiritually uplifting too!Good luck in Drake's contest Jimmy...Love,Deb

  1. Date: 4/27/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Hi Jimmy, The verse above shows how much you have matured as a writer! Though listed as rhyme it is very like Free Verse and a we bit like a kryeille [I still roam / being the call to God] So glad you liked my medeviallie? poem, actually it was a real scene! I used to do live role playing with swords & bow, the men in the scene were what we called "heavy list" meaning during the mock battles they wore armour, carried broad swords, axes, spears...