A Life of Trauma

Kristi White, Canada

A life of Trauma is like a life at stormy sea

The brutal storms and changing tides drowned you in an instant in time. 

The crashing waves beat you around and forever the fear pins you right down. 

When you look towards the horizon's way, you're hoping and begging for better brighter days. 

And when all you can do is continue to fiercely pray, and even with skies that are full of grey 

the Creator tries to guide and lead the way... to try and teach a beautiful better way.....

Learn to sing, dance, and sway with the waves as they are beautiful too.

Author Statement

I worked on this poem, then became critical of it, and got very frustrated with myself. I tried to write something “better,” but through my sharing with an elder, and through her amazing sharing with me, I realized that this poem is the one I was meant to write and submit. I have learned that creator may not give you a lot of words or super fancy words but any words can be just as impactful and healing.


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