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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Road To Peace

I am grateful for freedom
God has healed us in love

My life was so sad
Stagnant, oppressive, black, devoid of light

God's pure divine love shown a path of supernatural might
Life is a gift, I see it clear now

No longer crouching under the table
I stand powerful, strong and tall

The mice in my dreams are gone; they scattered away
I stand up proud on top of the table
To hurt me with violence; you are not able

I give you no power, only bask in the light
The violent words, actions, and deeds
No longer a fright

The voice within me~was so small, scared and stuck
Stepped out of oppression and out of the muck.

I glide ever freely to that which is right
I live in the power of God in pure light


I give you no power, no attention, no rhyme
I say NO to violence of any kind

I say yes to peace, sweet peace in my life
Never going to make that mistake twice

Only cowards use coercion, blame, control and  power
Just a bug on the wall, a shadow shell of a man

Who chose not his family, but his hard, hellish hand



Written for dVerse Poets Pub
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20 comments:

  1. no to violence and yes to peace...yes...def. yes..and good when the mice are gone..def. continue to walk that road of peace..escaping violence is not always easy..glad you were able to

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    1. Thanks Claudia. No other way now than peace. Have felt it for too long to go back to that life of sheer pain.Thanks for your supportive comments.

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  2. What a beautiful message. This is my favorite line: "The mice in my dreams are gone"

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    1. Thanks Henna Ink

      The mice have been gone since I left my violent partner.

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  3. Hi Laura, this is very powerful It really holds together very nicely.

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    1. Wow, thanks Charles. This is my least fave poem ever and others liked it a lot. Who knew??

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  4. Wow.. I would love to learn about the method in this :-)

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    1. If you read dverse poets prompt it will teach you. I found it fun but different.

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  5. Very uplifting and positive!

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    1. Transformation after Abuse. Thanks for stopping by my stoop.

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  6. wow...nice...what did you cut up to get that? it is coherent and has direction...ha...i like the message in it as well....the transformation that is available with faith...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian,
      I cut and pasted pieces of an earlier poem I had written about abuse. I added and deleted parts of it too. It was fun AND I really did not like how it turned out and everyone else seems to really like it. Who knew??

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  7. This was pretty strong... what was the source text(s)? Good message, once you give into abuse it's so hard to stop. Nice write. -Mike

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    1. Hi Mike,
      Unfortunately, I wrote this out of life experience. I was with a violent partner, so I know it real well. I teach about violence prevention now.

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  8. Clever to make it rhyme. I particularly like the lines about the mice.

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    1. Thx Rosemary and Andrew

      Glad you stopped by.

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  9. That's powerful stuff. Thank you for sharing. (I've had mice in my dreams too)

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    1. I know life sucks when I have mice in my dreams.Thanks for Stoopin It With Me

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  10. So glad you are not under the table anymore.

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    1. Laurie,
      Thanks so much. It is good to stand tall.

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