taking hold of life

It was here

On the waters edge that she was ready to listen

The sound of the ocean healed her

The voice from within spoke calmly

Nudging her to observe her surroundings

Soak in the beauty, the peace, the warmth

She picked up her demons

The ones who have been trailing her for to long

And tossed them far into the ocean

They have been hanging around to much lately

Dragging her through the mud kicking and screaming

She was strong enough to let go

And so she did just that

There was no grand gesture, no harsh words said

Just a simple goodbye as they splashed into the sea

And the weight from her shoulders was lifted

She was in control now

Ready to write her own story

Create her next adventure

With camera and notebook in tow she stepped forward

Into the one life that was hers, the life she was choosing to live