I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Broken Arrow

This post is a part of a series of writings during a time of deep healing and transformation.  The following are links to the other writings in the series in chronological order:  Introduction & Haiku, The Funny Thing About Truth, The Journey To…, He Said I Have Anger, The Long Sleepless Night, Broken Arrow, Safe, Alone, On The Verge, Shred, The Thread, Vindication, Another Inch…Perhaps a Mile, Emancipation, Forgiveness

*Disclaimer:  Some of this subject matter is sensitive in nature.  Please read and explore in safety.


Broken arrow

Frozen dream


Walking blindly

Lost my way

Not sure which way I am supposed to go

Once so clear

The arrow pointed

To a life that was full of promise

To a life that honored God

To a life that showcased the best parts of humanity as a whole



Swirling in the dark abyss

No light

This is not the dream

This is not the life I imagined

This is not what I agreed to

My frozen dream

The hands of God rest on my spine

Lift me up to heavenly realms

Angel wings borrowed

Placed just so

I think I can fly

My heart is COLD but BEATING

My soul is LOST but MOVING

My dream is SEEN but FROZEN

My mind is WRONG but CHANGING

Feel the ether from a kiss

That is blown through the universe

It melts the ice

And explodes the myths

It propagates truth

Transcends the lighted brilliance


An arrow to the heart

Cupid’s playground

Walk amongst the flowers

Fragrance rises

Plays with the senses

Vision restored

Clear focus

Birds sing a song

It’s impossible not to dance to

Light pervades the landscape

And my heart sends out a signal

That connects to the sacred vessel of time

And my arrow is fixed

And my dream is displayed in glory

And my soul rejoices





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34 thoughts on “I Remember…An Odyssey ~ Broken Arrow

    1. Thank you my friend…received and so happy!! 😉 If it ever decides to get warm up there I will take a trip!! Hope you are super wonderful <3 <3

    1. Oh, Neha…Thank you <3. I really appreciate your words and I'm happy you are following the series. It was an amazing time…and you nailed it…I was very vulnerable, but out of that came strength!! I'm really happy my writing reflected what I was going through for you to see 🙂 Have a super Friday! <3

  1. “My heart is COLD but BEATING
    My soul is LOST but MOVING
    My dream is SEEN but FROZEN
    My mind is WRONG but CHANGING”
    –And that’s life, isn’t it Lorrie? We are constantly in our ups and downs. Ups, as mountain top experiences and downs as times of growth. Also times where ‘hope’ is essential.

    1. Oh, Staci..yes! Hope is essential!! I love how you said that the downs are times of growth 😉 And how sweet everything is after one of these incredibly beautiful down times. Look at me…I am grateful for the truth …for learning…even if it was painful it is most rewarding. Thank you dear heart!!

      1. I know from my own personal experience that those down times are times of growth. I have to admit though, I sure do looooovvvvveeee those mountain top experiences.
        You’re more than welcome Lorrie.
        🙂 <3

  2. I can’t get over how powerful and inspiring this poem is. The descriptions are so perfect. The way you said so much and painted such vivid pictures with so few words. It is not only beautiful to read, but also earnest, hopeful, and true. It comforts and inspires.


    1. Oh, Theresa!! Thank you so much! I am so grateful that words that inspired me when they came to me had such a beautiful effect on you 🙂 Giant smile! You used the word powerful in your response and that is what it felt like when I wrote it, and continues to feel like when I read it. I won’t soon forget this one as it came bellowing out of me…I could hardly write as fast as the words were coming! Many blessings to you my friend. I am grateful for our connection! <3

    1. I just LOVE when hearts dance 🙂 Heck…I like when ANYTHING dances! I’m happy it spoke to you, and I’m grateful you are following this journey. <3

  3. The rhythm of this poem is powerful. As I read it, I felt a drum beat, and dancing feet, building in power, especially at this part: My heart is COLD but BEATING………. Your dream is free! And you are free to follow the fixed arrow! YES!

    1. Oh….Thank you JoAnne!! You just never know when you write something, and it sounds a certain way to you, how it will sound to someone else. And I get that it is supposed to be something different for each reader…but it sounded to you exactly the way I wrote it!! I LOVE that!!! Thank you so much <3. Much love!!

  4. I love your words Lorrie <3
    Breaking through to the truth and love is a powerful moment of realization and light.
    Thank you for sharing your journey here.

    1. Thank you for walking it with me, Val! It has been very powerful and it has helped me “grow up” in the process. Everything happens in the time it Is supposed to. I am certain this understanding will prepare me for all that comes next. Much love my friend, and many thanks for your beautiful support!! <3

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