These wounds can heal,
This pain though now very real,
Will not hurt as much as it does now.
These scars from years you struggled,
Which have sometimes left you puzzled,
Will not keep holding you back.
These fears which overcame you,
These doubts which worried you,
You will overcome them.
Because that is the journey.
They are all part of the journey.
Pain and Relief,
Sadness and Joy,
Weakness and Strength,
Poverty and Abundance.
Let the wounds, scars and fears build you.
Not beat you.
Let them push you forward.
Not pull you back.
Let them remind you of your humanness.
Not the mirage of perfection.
This poem is from my book "Hope Rekindled: A Heart Empowered" - a book of poetry and prose on hope, healing, faith and empowerment available on Amazon worldwide so please feel free to visit your country's Amazon page to access. For Amazon.com, please click here. For Amazon.ca, please click here.