Back when I was going through my divorce, and my son was living with his father, and I was terrified for him, and was facing an epic battle to save my son, the song The Prayer came across my view and I adopted it as my anthem for that dark period of my life. It was the following lines that I related to so well:
Lead us to a place,
Guide us with you grace,
To a place where we’ll be safe.
Fast forward to the present time. After a few detours and mis-turns, I have gotten to a place that is safe. It came on gradually, but the cumulative result is that I wake up happy every day. I no longer feel dread faced with a new day. I love my life. My son also is safe, and a new and happy life for himself. My ex….well, he’s in a place that’s safe and where my son and I are safe from him, though I could not save his life.
The other day I ran across this Mary Oliver poem, The Journey. It speaks so eloquently of the difficult task ahead of us when we leave an abusive, or even just bad relationship, or situation. I thought I’d share it for those who haven’t run across it. I hope you all enjoy it, and that you’re all safe.
Love and light, all.
This post is written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday writing prompt. If you would like to join in the fun, please go to her page https://lindaghill.com/2017/10/06/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-717/ for all the rules.
Wow! I might have seen this poem before, but it means so much more to me now. Thank you for sharing it. Great use of the prompt!
love this poem, had not seen it before but it resonates like a singing bowl to my soul ❤
I love it too Kim. Thanks so much! 🌷