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Reborn Strong

the image is of a woman in a short white dress walking coming down a path between low green hills; In the background is a tortured sky.
Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

It was a deep purge —
a cleanse so thorough it touched the soul,

stacking for a bonfire
rotten pieces of herself, termite ridden
written words,

tumbling from a place that no one had even heard
nor cared that they were there,
but she did not feel despair;

it was for her, an act
to declare freedom for herself
from a past that chastised, and refused to release its choke hold
on her dreams
that ebbed and flowed,
though the essence reminded her
of the stench of ordinary whenever she laid claim;

let the fire burn,
orange-tongued flames leaping to a tortured sky,
curling dark smoke
mingles with the clouds, causing it to rain —
offering more cleansing;

watch her emerge
svelte and light, donning wings
white and bright,
a silver crown on silvered locks,

Exuding purity, clarity and
a new vision
reborn strong,
and ready to roll.

© Ilis Trudie Palmer 2022
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I am author to two books of tiny stories, Chronicles of an Awakening Soul (2021) and Let the Sun Shine on My Face (2022); both are available here.



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Ilis Trudie Palmer

Ilis Trudie Palmer

Energy, Creativity, Spirituality, the Great E.S.C; One dose of upfulness in each story or poem or song lyric. https://esotericgardenskn.com