More amazing poets


Continuing on with a recent theme of sharing poetry formed in the crucible of heartbreak, soul ache and depression I would like to post another poem this time from the collection of Sabrian Benaim, a Canadian writer, performance and teaching artist based in Toronto.  This writer`s work  came to me via the recommendation of another blogger,  I recall it was Mirrorgirl (though I pick up so much from WordPress and other sources at time its hard to keep track).

Her collection of poetry Depression & Other Magic Tricks is well worth reading and will resonate with you deeply if you have or do suffer from depression.  This is the last poem in the collection :

follow-up  a prayer / a spell

i am feeling better

so I say / good morning / & mean it

yes / today is a good morning

to exhale / and feel joy

with the release of breath

i no longer need to be holding

i am not alone

Because I feel alone

I am not alone because i feel alone

I an not alone because i feel alone / with company

when I look in the mirror i will find a reflection

of the gifts i am withholding from myself

light hits / everything at a different angle

i make a habit of tilting / my head

when the sadness waterfalls

i will let the salt cleanse the wounds I cannot see

i will let dance parties be the hospitals i heal in

if in need more help i will let the people offering help me

if i need more help i will let the medication help me

i forgive my body for being a machine after all

i forgive my memory for being the cupboard door

that will continue to pop ajar

no many how many times i push it shut

i forgive myself even if i am the last person i want to forgive

whatever i have come from / wherever I am going

i will remember the present as the place to start

today is a good day/ to wake up / & be great

& have gratitude / for the relentless

pump of this heart / the way it does not know how

to hold back

i exhale / & i begin


Published by: emergingfromthedarknight

"The religious naturalist is provisioned with tales of natural emergence that are, to my mind, far more magical than traditional miracles. Emergence is inherent in everything that is alive, allowing our yearning for supernatural miracles to be subsumed by our joy in the countless miracles that surround us." Ursula Goodenough How to describe oneself? People are a mystery and there is so much more to us than just our particular experiences or occupations. I could write down a list of attributes and they still might not paint a complete picture pf Deborah Louise and in any case it would not be the full truth of me. I would say that my purpose here on Wordpress is to express some of my random experiences, thoughts and feelings, to share about my particular journey and explore some subjects dear to my heart, such as emotional recovery, healing and astrology while posting up some of the prose/poems which are an outgrowth of my labours with life, love and relationships. If anything I write touches you I would be so pleased to hear for the purpose of reaching out and expressung ourselves is hopefully to connect with each other and find where our souls meet.

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