My Heart Blossoms

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Directly to my heart

the arrow of love pierces my being

the feeling is strong and overwhelming

due to its long absence

but I accept it

I caress it

I honor it


Gone are the dark days

where my first thought was one of guilt

look back on a life

and be responsible for everyone


and the funny thing is that I WAS responsible

just not in the way I thought I was


Now it’s hard to believe the way I berated myself

mistreated myself

mistreated God

for how could I dishonor one of his children

it ran deep

deep in the veins of my soul

I did not even recognize the person who took over

the tyrant with a stick

to beat down anything that was beautiful

anything that was true


I can cry now

and see the wrongness of it all

and I can rejoice now

for all that is right

my heart blossoms

like a beautiful spring flower

bubbles over with love for all

with love for myself


It is new


but it is nice

and I want to hold on to it

and I want to grab it with both arms

in a death grip

with fear

so that it can never leave me again

panic rises in my throat

at the thought of losing it

at the thought of going back to the ugliness

the vile desecration





let it go



no fear

I look at the flower that closed so tightly

and I poke it

tap it gently

tap my heart

it’s okay

you are safe

you don’t have to protect yourself

for the act of protection is what closes you off from God


One by one

the petals of my heart loosen

and it is spring all over again

the beautiful flower blossoms

and the love flows freely

and this is where I want to be

this is where I want to stay

this is where I am meant to be







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My healing journey on the continuum of "It's all wrong" to "It's all right!" I love art and the creative process, reading, writing, and playing tennis.

28 thoughts on “My Heart Blossoms

      1. My mother used to publish this style of poetry for grade school aged children. Your abilities are very familiar and dear to my heart.

        The True Light


          1. You are most welcome, and very deserving. I’m afraid most of my mother’s work has been lost, as she’s now in a home care facility.

            However, if I can think to look for some of her work, and find anything, I’ll try to let you know.

            The True Light

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