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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Enlightened....

I cut out my eyes today with a butter knife and layed them on the table

I sat and looked at myself from a different angle

I noticed that I wasn't as weak as I thought I thought I had been

Even though my eyes were gone I didn't cry

Even though my heart was broke I sat up straight

Even though my smile was frail I wasn't

My lips were Kissable I thought, and yet, if no one kissed them I knew I would be alright

Because I had found myself

by Nita Barrow-Zimmerman

Song--->Moon and Moon by Bat for Lashes I hope you have time to listen to this..it is so beautiful..

13 comments:

Donna said...

Nice poem sweetie...missing you!!!hughugs

Shelley said...

Hi Nita,That poem is very deep...I pray it means you are finding strength to carry on and letting yourself be happy once again....I say this because I too am having to look at myself in a different light and having to give myself permission to get on with my life and allow myself to be happy and live in the way God wills me to. Our curcumtances I know are very different but I feel as though I am going through a death of my marriage and relationship with my husband although,he still lives,as I see it now,we will forever be seperated.Our life together as I knew it for these past 35 years is no more....dead and gone! A little remains but,it goes with so much pain and mixed feelings...wanting so much to hate but my heart continues to love,despite my mind telling me not to. If it were not for the grace of God.....
I think of you often and continue to pray...God bless you dear....I pray you are Elizabeth are well....

Mimi said...

Beautiful and encouraging...I pray that you are doing better day by day...
how is Elizabeth doing??
I pray for you both...
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Vickie said...

Nita your words are so profound. I'm hoping this means there is some daylight for you. I think about you and Elizabeth often.

Dena said...

((((((Nita))))) I am so glad to see you writing. Pour it through that pen my friend. It is a healing tool. And you are powerfully GOOOD at it!

Hugs,
Dena

P.S. - my new blog:

http://www.wordpies.blogspot.com/

whitey said...

Glad to see you are coming back , you are a inspiration to many. Your followers are also inspirational with all the wonderful things they write, you are well loved.

Annette said...

I am so glad your here! I truly have missed you and just wanted to give you your space, what a deep poem, I translated it as your life is getting better and things are starting to look up. Life is so hard and cruel sometimes, isn't it? There are times I just want to stay in bed and cover my head up and never get up, just sleep the rest of my life away, but I know that's not my plan. I want you too know one thing, please don't ever doubt that I don't care cause I do, just like so many of us do. I've missed your blogs, please keep coming back.
Hugs to you~
Annette

Patti said...

Very well written. I hope you have found yourself my friend. You are young and beautiful with so much life to live.
God Bless You my dear friend
xoxoxoxo

The Feathered Nest said...

I miss you sweet girl....hugs and love to you across the miles, Dawn

hiddenart said...

Next perhaps we can find a way for you to view yourself through my eyes. Such deep beauty.
You've been on my mind.

Anonymous said...

you are gifted ...please keep writing

Nita Jo said...

Just thinking of you and decided to check in. I hope all is better for you. Our hearts can hold so much love, and at the same time so much pain. I pray that with each passing day your pain gets a bit less, and your memories will be a precious, peaceful place to go.
That day will come for you in it's right time.

Blessings,
Nita Jo

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