Wednesday, 3 February 2016


A poem for the bleak days.


When you are too tired for tears
Too empty for laughter
Too hurt for the receiving of love
Too full of thoughts for peace,


Stop and greet yourself
like an old friend
long since seen.
Smile in recognition
of a person rediscovered
of a future promise
of happiness and adventure
of a hundred million
things you love about
that soul but had
And in that moment
of reconnection,


Forgive the past,
which stole you from yourself.

Katie M John (Jan 2016)

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