A Generation Ago

Source: lifehack
“Quit living in the past!” they say.
But what about the unredeemed past?
Waiting to come up from under the ground
buried under emotions of fear - unaware -
afraid  the fear will name me
and I will be ashamed.

Go back!
Let the arrows fly by you
as you tremble in fear
and sit.

Now look at her
and see beyond her fears.
submerged under the years of darkness
Air, light, water, words (time)
I forgave you
yes, years ago.
But there is more:
I remember your pain
your source of fear
worn on your sleeve.
There is more to unearth.
Air, light, water, words unspoken
are now uttered while reclaiming the bond
I can not keep it in:
I speak my love for you.

“Fear is not a life sentence but a gift. Part of the gift only lives when it is shared.”

Gareth Higgins

Grace Colella graduated from Regis College, attends Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, is an associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, volunteers in a hospice and is involved in spreading the word for Guaranteed Basic Income.

  • Dee Sproule
    Posted at 09:43h, 03 May Reply

    Lovely – and true!
    Thank you.

  • Peter Bisson
    Posted at 18:05h, 03 May Reply

    Thank you Grace!

  • Lorraine Majcen
    Posted at 18:41h, 03 May Reply

    Thank you Grace, that’s such a beautiful poem from the heart, which speaks volumes.
    It resonates with me. God bless you.

  • Karen Arthurs
    Posted at 10:33h, 04 May Reply

    A lovely sharing. Fear is one of life’s barriers that holds lives back (individually and collectively). Seeing it as a gift when shared, is a wonderful moment of learning. Thank you Grace.

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