FINDING BEAUTY IN THE DARKNESS.
My life has been hard,
Full of pain and tragedy.
But taking second chances,
Is just not for me.
We are all a brilliance of colors,
A kaleidoscope colored sea.
From all of our joys,
As well as our tragedies.
The trick is knowing,
What most of us never get,
That we are all a type of perfection,
That leaves no room for regret.
Second Chances © 2012 EFC
I wrote this poem one day after wondering what kind of woman I would be if I hadn't experienced so much tragedy and difficulty. I asked myself what I would change if I could go back in time.
Suddenly I realized that I wouldn't change any of it, even those chapters that were devastating and life-altering. We don't grow during the smooth times, we grow when we have to scratch and claw our way out of the devastating, heart-wrenching, bad times.
I am a mother of two beautiful sons, a daughter to a mother who has been my beacon of light, and a woman who has been blessed with some lifelong, extraordinary friends. I am deeply connected to nature and music is more important to me than food.
I don't write the poetry you find here, the poems seem instead to choose me whenever they feel it's time. My best work usually comes to me during a deep sleep and shakes me to my core. Then I know I've created something worthwhile that will profoundly affect others.
My life's goal is to reach my highest state of grace and leave this world just a little bit better through my brief flash of a moment that has been my life.