Day 4. NaPoWriMo- Celebrate Poetry, All Month Long!
Poem: Decades of Laughter, Decades of Tears…
Decades of silence, decades of tears
Decades of merely existing, shrouded in fears
Decades without music, decades without dance
Decades of passing through life in a deep, dark trance
Decades of hiding, of lying and slowly dying
Decades of crouching in shadows instead of flying
Decades of pain, moments, we thought lost, never to be regained
All rolled into this glorious moment, with everything reclaimed.
Decades of new beginning, decades of living
Decades of rising into a new-found awakening
Decades of laughter, mingled with healing tears caressing soft lashes
Decades of joy, of gaining mastery of life’s tranquility and her clashes
Decades of opening up, welcoming change and embracing
All that we are, were and will be, as truly phenomenally amazing
Decades, when finally, our inner light
Defeats the darkness and shines so bright
Illuminating our path, as we become one with our essence
And lead ourselves into our new-found magnificence!
Today, as you behold these words and read these lines, slow or fast
Celebrate your new decade unfold, a life of love, laughter and joy, here at last
Dear sisters, simply BE and BEAM: Be Everything And More!
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