Death forever took all I had

All I would ever be

Even a future

So much yet undiscovered


Walking through the valley of shadow

Questions met only stony silence

My broken heart

Can the embers ignite again?


Sins repeated covered by survivor’s guilt

Hound my steps, my heart and soul

A lonely place

Living in the ash heap


Begins again a flame burns bright

An inferno that scarred my heart

Fires hidden deep

Forgotten in the dark


Growing again the light chases the ghosts

Burning fires stokes new passions

I will fly

Soaring over self-imposed walls


A life reborn gives visions of hope

From the memories of death

A hole remains

But healing is never perfect

Maleko ©2013

FWF prompt…

It’s time to stake claim to your baggage. Then your going to burn it. Set it on fire with words. And watch it scatter in the wind like ash. Poof. Gone. It’s time to be brave.

The subject is you. The prompt is you. Write using this quote as inspiration:luggage

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

This poem was written using the prompt above. Please check out Kellie Elmore’s official site or click on the Free Write Friday image for more information. Using what is called stream of consciousness writing, no editing, no proofing, just writing! Post your submission with a comment and link to your blog on Kellie’s blog, post on twitter with the hashtag #FWF, Facebook and join the fun! 

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    1. Thanks Annie, this one was auto-biographical for sure. I live with a hole in my heart as do many but we don’t just survive some choose to thrive!

    1. Thank you Kellie! I have missed writing for you and others for the FWF. Hope you are well, congrats on the successes coming your way, much deserved!

  1. “I will fly over self-imposed walls …” … I like that very much. Really resonated with me. … I like the imagery of fire as well. Very cleansing. Any of us who have faced the music in our lives will understand what it’s like to walk through the refiner’s fire and come through the other side feeling some how purified. … It’s wonderful to be in the company of the like-minded in this amazing blogosphere. We’re all healing together … 😉 … Thank you for sharing … Be well, Dorothy 😉

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! I am touched and humbled. I often think if my posts only impact one person in a positive way then it is a success! God bless!

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