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Another day
Another challenge
Another "pick myself up"
Another heart wound to bandage
Another determination made to keep going .
Another  stand myself up straight & strong
Another  resolve to find wisdom within the pain.

Today I look out the window
Today's sun is shinning.
Today I face the sun  
and the shadows fall behind me
Today
Getting up whit courage and moving forward everyday no matter what life give us.
He said
I ...
I ...
I !...
my...
my... my...
I did this ...
I did that...
I am better now!
Talking
Talking, talking!
Tears well up in my eyes.
A few fall,
Heartbroken
Again
Heartbroken
A few fall,
Talking
I am better now!
I did that...
I did this ...
My... my...
my...
I ...
I ...
I 'm going
to the shop
I'm okay now.

He come over to kiss me.
Seeing a tear
He said, Are you okay?
As he looked away.

I said
When will it be
A we?

He said
I ...
I ...
I !...
my...
my... my...

Today I became a bit deaf.
Today I stopped hurting
Apathy
Becoming silent
To Realize
I am alone.

He says,
it's  just his T.B.I.
After the 100th time
I think
He needs his own way
To feel in control
To feel  o.k.
Yet
I am
Beginning
to feel
a bit
uncomfortably
numb
A repeating
Pattern
A repeating pain

In between
We are okay
There is still Love
Yet I need support
Because
After a T.B.I.
Life is never the same.
There are challenges living with a disability for the person with the disability and  for the family members caring for the disabled person. A caregiver who does not have support experiences struggles, pain, hardship too. This poem is about the caregivers need for a supportive community.
When roaring sorrow
Uproots you
Envision a lotus staying
Gently a float upon the pond
The sun's soothing, comforting, light
Breathing in and gently out
Releasing gripping hands
Clasped around an oar.
No need to leave
No need to go
Deep sorrow of your heart beating
Rivers of Love's tears upon the pond.
Yet the sunshine never fails.
Floating  to and fro
To that perfect spot
Within the same pond
The Lotus flower
Sends it's tap root deep
Taking root
Once again
Among the other lotus blossoms
Growing up from
The pond's murky floor.
In the first year after a loved one dies, it is best to not to make any huge changes within the first year. A person needs their community, for support and love. To move away will make this task more difficult. If a person stays they will find the arms of caring and loving friends and family to see them through their time of grief and loss. For a person, who is grieving to come to serenity it seems to take the support of loving others who open the healing door with compassion, understanding and the insight gained from their own past griefs.
Keiya Tasire Mar 7
Never cage The Eagle
If you want it to soar!
With a heart filled with sorrow
No amount of love
Can cure a passion lost, caged heart.

No amount of pleading
Will make room in The Eagle's cage
For it to fly and soar.
No matter how much you beg
On bended knee
It will never fly again.

It's qi will leak, from its very core.
It's will to live, will vanquish.
As It gives up It's Life Dream
Slipping silently into
A quiet numbness.
All desire to live passionately, gone.

The Eagle you love
Will turn into a hollow body
That still breathes
With a  resignation to a hopeless
passionless, dreamless caged life.
Growing beyond feeling, beyond caring.

Yet, one day when you die
Or your Eagle passes first
The Eagle will open to find what was lost.
Whether in this life or the next
It does not matter.
The Eagle will rejoice and fly again.

From the look on your face
I don't think  you liked what I just said.
You do have a choice.
You can choose to set The Eagle free.
In freedom, feed your Eagle with respect
Love, acceptance and care.

Be in awe as you watch
Your Eagle fly toward the heavens
Reflections within the gleaming sun.
Casting It's soaring shadow
Over  rivers, canyons and high mountain peaks.  

With gratitude your Eagle will return
Again to your loving arms.
Because you love your Eagle enough
To set It free.
I have seen this so much over the years, where a husband or wife put the other in a cage, restricting their thoughts, beliefs, mobility, and/or actions because they feel insecure in the relationship. The person caging the other person becomes afraid of losing their love. They try to do everything they can to keep their love there just for their-self. Eventually the other spouse does get out of the cage by death of the relationship, finding an addiction, and/or their own personal death. It is much easier to love in the emotional climate of freedom.
Keiya Tasire Mar 6
Until There Was Only Light
I looked at the darkness within
Two eyes of Light
Gave me a blink.
I smiled.
Watching expanding light
Dancing and whirling
Embracing the darkness
Until there was only Light.
Embracing the darkness
Dancing and whirling
Watching expanding light
I smiled.
Give me a blink
Two eyes of light
I looked at the darkness within
Until there was only Light.
Today I meditated to process and clear some heavy emotions.
Keiya Tasire Mar 6
Yes, I forgave you and asked forgiveness
Twenty-four years and more ago.
Yet, you continued to despise.
Metamorphosing into an Unforgivable.
Hater. Destroyer of family.
You made sure it hurt me.
I don't like what you did.
It was ****. It was not called for.
I wanted peace. So I created it.

Here, this is yours.
It's your very own universe!
To create all the havoc you desire.
Way over there! Far from mine.
When your venom is spewed
And your heart is as light as the Dove's feathers
I will open my doors in peace.
Welcoming you in for herb tea
with a spot of honey and a few biscuits too.
Maybe, even some laughter and fun.
It is all up to you.

Remember to present yourself truly
Setting what you have twisted right.
I pray for you to develop courage
Needed to tell all that you have done.
Yet, I am not hopeful.
Won't you prove me wrong?
I hope so, dear sister. I hope so.
An unforgiving soul wreaked havoc in my world. The only answer I could find was to give her own universe to live in. While I found peace in mine.
Keiya Tasire Feb 19
A Note to Self
Never Settle for less than you can be.
Never Settle for less than you can give.
You can live strong.
You can live with passion.
Yes, live strong, my dear!
Live Strong!
Through life's transitions we pull ourselves up. We look for options and we move forward with the best choices we have.  Reviewing what has worked before, engaging new ideas and moving forward with gut inspirited solutions. Stay strong comes at a time when we are transitioning from a working life to retirement .
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