WTWriters Day 3

How many years has it been since you’ve felt whole?
Since the butterflies in your stomach
were caused by excitement
and not too much red wine on a wednesday afternoon.
Or your laugh has reached past your mouth
past upward stretching of facial muscles
gleaming eyes and an active voice box.
This spiritual diabetes has left a wound that refuses to heal
or perhaps I am the one refusing to nurse it
because I am proud of the scars I have gotten in battle
I am proud of the person this war has made me
and maybe I’ve been fighting with myself
or maybe this mirror extends just a bit too far…

How many years has it been since you’ve felt whole?
Since the blood pumping through your veins
was full of pure emotion
and negativity was only a passing cloud
cleared away by the light of your soul
But it seems that you have lived so long without your light
that you’ve forgotten what it’s like
to feel so strongly and live so freely
But if the wound is where the light enters you
How do you heal
Will you forever nurse the tragedies of your past
or embrace the darkness and stitch up the wound
to hide your pain?

How many years has it been since you’ve felt whole?
For me it has been too long for recollection
I have lived life as a wounded veteran
I no longer hide in the shadows
instead I step out, my light seeping through
I leave traces of it on the people I meet
in the places I’ve been
and as this wound grows, so does my light
it shines brightly so that others will know
I have been through this too
and at the end of my life
I will become one with the universe
and my light will continue to shine and guide others
who refuse to let being wounded
be synonymous with broken.

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