Poem: Progression – 10/05/20

A lady of goodness smiles upon me,
wishing me so well,
the nature of her desire for me to flourish
causes warmth to flush my body,
to flow through my being,
will I succeed?
Only time will be able to tell.
It is as though I have been granted a reprieve,
a chance to make of this time something more,
my chance to rise,
to change myself,
something I must treasure,
I must take hold of,
and allow my growth to be fostered by
my heart, my heart, my heart,
this is something I know in myself,
a journey I understand well.  
And no matter if the tides will turn,
if I lose control temporarily,
I shan’t allow myself to skip,
to miss a beat,
because health will be nurtured
and my safety restored,
all placed at ease,
any stressors,
any sufferings,
I will work through my condition,
with the help of others,
the ones who care for and love me.
Sometimes we need to reach out a hand,
sometimes we’ll need to grasp onto help,
but when it comes to the time
when we can do it ourselves,
me, myself, alone,
this is when the lady will return,
smiling and cheering me on.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Image by Лариса Мозговая from Pixabay

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  1. “Sometimes we’ll need to grasp onto help”… this line really resonated with me. I’m thankful for my supportive family who are always there through my depression and hypomanic! I can reach out and they won’t let me fall ❤️ Thank you for sharing – beautiful poem!

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    1. Hey Jason, thanks! Things are going okay here, still under restrictions but all of us are looking forward to them hopefully easing a little in our state so we can enjoy the outdoors a little more. How are things with you and your family?


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