These two poems, inspired by the difficult life of the author have provided comfort, support and direction to our participants.
We want to thank Latasha for her loving gifts and to share them with you. We hope you find some of the same comfort as do our participants.
I HAVE ARRIVED
Ah yes, you, I know exactly how you feel Constantly putting on a show unimaginable it’s surreal Flaunting your charisma around, baiting for your next catch AND ME, YES ME, FOOLISH, VERY, PANTING LIKE A DOG GOING TO PLAY FETCH I GOT LOST WITHIN MYSELF AND FOR THE LIFE OF ME, I could not figure out where I had gone Dreary, red-eyed, listening to various sad songs Trying to figure out when the best of me would eventually return home I whispered, and I screamed where are you hiding But the likes of this person, was slick, manipulative, and very conniving One day someone knocked at the door, the knock sounding all too familiar It was gentle, yet firm, with a beat all too peculiar Examining myself, I decided the new me looked pretty doggone good I opened the door, and in my on presence there I stood I invited me in, saying good to see you it’s about darn time I traveled a road along way from home, but now I have finally arrived
I am like a bird trying to fly with a broken wing If I was a humming bird with no voice, I would not be free Why does it feel like I am trapped away in a prison? Dying slowly while being distorted by life’s vision I wish that I could just fly away far off into the sunset Where I am relieved of life’s worries, torment, and its regret I have given all I have to give, so what else is left? Would I be wrong if I said that life is full of hell, followed by death? NO! I must find the beauty in life and the love that it gives And that is my Will, my Motivation, and Destiny to Live!!!