I fell to the floor
Begging to the world to help me find peace.
I cried, pleaded, shouted.
Nothing seemed to help
For awhile I stayed in that position.
Huddled on the floor
Feeling pain in every inch of my body.
I started to notice the sun shining
It came slowly, casting a light through my darkness
Every so gently it got brighter and I was able to see things a little more clearly.
I rose to my knees.
Instead of begging and pleading I began to give thanks
I started to notice the beauty around me,
I felt the earth, the breeze, the sun.
Nature surrounded me
Nature healed me.
I put my palms out,
As if to welcome the new things coming way.
A smile rose on my face and I embraced all the adventures I would soon take
On my knees I stood tall,
Proud of who I was.
Amazed at what I had been through
And grateful to be here right now, in this moment.
Rising up from the darkness
Rising up from the despair
Standing tall in who I am
Rising up to meet who I am meant to be.