Below is the poem entitled Sacrifice which was written by poet
Fleming. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Today I sacrifice my martyrdom. Today I cleanse my soul,
Release the past and reach for the new.
I'll look for the life I'm entitled to.
I rise above my delusions. Pettiness and jealousy flee.
I banish the painful illusions that
For so long have imprisoned me.
I am now free and unencumbered. Today I reach for the stars.
A life of joy encircles and uplifts me,
Erasing all the painful scars.
I will live this day. Truly live it, as if it were my very last.
Though engulfed by meaningless fears
I'm no longer a prisoner of my past.
I now face my shrinking terror. Today I step toward the light.
There's nothing left to run from and no more
Snarling, powerless demons left to fight.
I take my life into my hands. Breathe deeply in Universal Breath.
Every thought, every person, place and thing
Now rings with Divine significance.
I know that Divinity dwells with my spirit. Today God smiles behind my eyes.
And looks upon the new birthed world
With mirth, with pity, with joy, and expansive life.
Today, I will live.