Leave me here in the wilderness,
let me wander upon lost paths
where fallen limbs and bracken
cause my feet to stumble astray,
deeper down the unknown roads
that lead me further into myself.
Let my soul become entangled
with ivy and creeper and vine
as it twines through damp forest
and twists around my sad anguish.
Let moss grow upon my shadows
until sunlight warms my bitter grief.
Let me grope through darkness,
and my heart taste its sour wrath
as it unleashes, wild and savage,
upon the fury of its torn injustice,
until there is only hushed silence
broken by the weep of surrender.
Let my spirit be found crushed
in valleys of dust and drought.
Let me be consumed with thirst
as I wait upon winds of the earth
to breathe life into my dry bones
and mend me back to abundance.
Do not take my hand and lead me
from this journey I choose to abide,
but leave me here in the wilderness
where for now, I must live untamed,
for I am young, and so very broken,
and there is still much to be learned.
~ © Kathy Parker ~
The Unravelled Heart, a profoundly true reflection on trauma, abuse, love, loss and healing, now available worldwide on Amazon http://amzn.to/2BIvFhp