The Veil Of Shame

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Dear woman, pick up your heavy burdens
You have dwelled long enough
In your spaces of regret
In your shadows of remorse
Take off your clothes of mourning
Remove the veil from your eyes
And run barefoot through golden fields
Call out to the wind
Tell her to blow to the corners of the world
Gather all that was once yours
And bring it back to where it belongs
All you have lost
All you have given away
All you have sacrificed
All you have traded
In the name of the love you cast
To drought-stricken hearts
Feel it sweep upon you
Rush through your wild hair
Fall onto hungry skin
Filter through famished bones
Soak into hollow lungs
Until all the stars in the galaxies
And the particles of the universe
Are held inside your heartbeat once more
Then revel in your untamed beauty
And set the world afire with your glory
For you soul was not made to be hidden
Underneath a veil of shame
That was never yours to wear

~ © Kathy Parker ~

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