By: Alex Berthelot
to the flames of this fire,
i am giving you my pain,
may you soften it.
i am giving you my fear,
may you dissolve it.
i am giving you my rage,
may you resolve it.
may you allow yourself time to grieve.
grieve that innocence that was lost far too soon.
grieve those years that were lost to a pain
far too overwhelming for most to understand.
you need to grieve.
and it is ok to take time and do just that.
as the pain begins to soften,
room for more beautiful things will begin to form.
may you let this be a new beginning,
one where you allow yourself to grow
and learn and share and heal.
and dear universe,
when i forget,
may you remind me that i did not live through
a sadness so heavy only to let my struggle be forgotten.
may you remind me that there is a
purpose for this pain of mine.
because there is a way to the light,
and i am finding myself closer and closer to it
with every breath.
may you remind me to
let my journey guide others.
let my fight inspire others.
let my story be told
and let my heart stay full.