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tiny miracles spread hope

mother nature has a way of retracting her 
tale told-
weeping when icicles melt, for she knows 
their weakness; thawing can be so rough

like weathered wood needing dehydration,
shattered glass needing repairing, 
renovation needed to heal this disease of
hopelessness-
I sit abandoned in the nook made by hand,
seats under the window call my name as
sights outside pull like gravitational force
~heart yearning to embrace warmth~

I fear now the worst is to come,
never knowing how to move on without
collapsing into a nothingness so deep that
drowning is my only way out-
(lungs fill with oceans of worry)

saturated in loneliness am I,
heavy-hearted with an aura of darkness;
lifting my hands in prayer, I wonder why…
when hope was sought,
despair was found-
when redemption was craved,
internal sin nourished me

light shines through my bay window-
I see what should have been seen
yesterday and beyond-
clouds shaped like ivory wings
bestows a clarity I’ve been longing
for since youth

praising angels high
gratitude surrounds like air-
I’ve been forgiven…

time 
to 
let 
go





180 words total
September 11, 2019
Caren Krutsinger

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/17/2019 2:44:00 PM
Lu congratulations on your win..a beautiful write
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Date: 9/16/2019 10:41:00 AM
Wow! This isn’t just a poem, but an inspirational work of art! You took us on a journey to the deepest well of hopelessness and back up to the adrenaline pumped high of faith-restored, redemption verified. Congrats on your placement —well deserved!!!
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Date: 9/15/2019 5:34:00 PM
Laura this was simply beautiful! Congrats on your win!;)
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Date: 9/12/2019 7:00:00 PM
Good for you Lu Loo. You did this so well.
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Date: 9/11/2019 4:09:00 PM
Wow, this took my breath away, literally. Fantastic Lu Loo. The scene you create is so desolate and dark but maybe at the end a little light shines in.
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Date: 9/11/2019 3:31:00 PM
good stuff lu. hope all is well wit ya
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