Friday, October 3, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day Three - Beacuse of You

The prompt for day three is "sweet." The question was, "What brings sweetness to your life?" I spent my commute to work pondering this. What does bring sweetness in my life? Is it desserts? Was it the road trips that I used to take with my friend Joe? Was it the long quiet nature walks I would take during the weekend? I created a list in my mind, and  (all of these things do bring sweetness in my life) I realized what brings the biggest sweetness in my life are my friends who are my fellow AVM Survivors. I call them my AVM Survivor Family. My sixth anniversary as an AVM was on September 15th, and my AVM Survivor Family was there to remind me of who I am, and that I am more than my disability. It helps me to quiet the voices of others that tells me that I am stupid and pathetic.

The poem is written in a Swap Quatrain. I may edit it or add to it since I feel that there's more that could be added to it. Then again, I feel that way about most of the poems that I write.

I hope you enjoy.

Because of You

For so long I've searched for a safe place
Some understanding, a friendly face
A place where one like me can belong
I've searched for a safe place for so long

Much much rejection I always find
When I ache for comfort in this difficult time
If I am worth loving I often question
I always find much much rejection


You come along out of the blue, out of nowhere
Among the crowd where no one seems to care
 You help me to break that fa├žade of strong
Out of the blue, out of nowhere you come along

Throughout all of my faults and flaws you loved me
You opened my heart and eyes so I can see
The person I truly am, which you always saw
You loved me throughout all of my faults and flaws

You helped me to repair my broken being
Find love for myself which was ever so freeing
I learned to see what what was truly there
My broken being you helped me to repair

My disability I am so much more than
There's many qualities I have which are grand
How can I thank you for helping me to see
I am so much more than my disability?

Because of you I have the strength to go on
In this recovery that does seem so long
Now shattered are those lies that say I'm pathetic and obtuse
I have the strength to go on because of you

- LWV

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! It will serve as inspiration for me to finally write a piece with today's prompts. I was struggling with it, but you've helped me out! Thank you and all the best to you!!

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    1. Hi Rod. Thank YOU so much for your comment! Thanks so much for putting a smile on my face! I'll check out the poem that you had written. Best, Lita.

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  2. So many true words here but this little section hit me.
    I am so much more than my disability?

    Because of you I have the strength to go on
    In this recovery that does seem so long.

    both of those statements..... we are all so much more than the sum of one trait and recovery goes on forever doesn't it?

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    1. Thank you Zoe, and yes, recovery does seem to go on forever! All the best to you.

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  3. This is so touching. Yes, you ARE so much more than a disability. If only others could see all of us instead of just what's on the outside. Beautiful poem!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! I hope one day others could see all of us instead of viewing us in a one-dimensional view. Thanks again! Best wishes.

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  4. Lita, you're so much more than a disability. Being able to overcome it and go on every day makes you strong. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Tank you, Tamara, for your kind comment! Best wishes!

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