Saturday, December 15, 2007

Book Preview!

I have been asked to share with my readers a portion of the book! I have chosen to include the poem With You. This poem was written for my first therapist Carol (who is now retired from practice). It was her suggestion that I start writing to continue my healing process. And I also dedicated the book to her as well. So I hope whomever reads this poem is comforted and inspired!

With You

I lived my life the black hole,
As a result, I never achieved my true goal.
I woke up one day and told myself enough of this,
The search began to climb myself out of the abyss.
I needed to find someone I could trust,
That to me is a must.
Now I have found you my lending ear,
You are the first person I have let get near.

Now with you I can talk about and feel the pain,
You gave me hope, now my life will never be the same.
With you, I learned that bad things happen to GOOD people,
So no longer do I need a pew and a steeple.
With you, I learned I had to forgive myself what I did to survive,
You were there when my soul began to thrive.

With you, I learned I don’t have to forgive HIM for the treachery
he infiltrated upon me,
When I found that out, I yelled, Yippee!
With you, I learned I have to forgive myself at that’s ALL,
No longer must I feel like I am a foot tall.
With you, I learned that is was NOT my fault,
That was the biggest truth that I was taught
It was one of the answers that I have always sought.


Dream Writer said...

That is a beautiful poem, Marie. You write very well. I must get your book:)

Marie said...


Tery said...

I am going to link you in my "Teardrops and Roses" blog. I think that would be a good spot for this book.

Also, let me know when you want me to write something :)

Marie said...

Tery, you can post anytime you like!

Deb said...

Beautiful words.

heiresschild said...

i'm inspired!

Patricia Singleton said...

Marie, you have addressed one of the most difficult things for an incest survivor to do---learn to trust. Being able to trust someone else with our stories can be the beginning of healing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem.

Marie said...

Patricia, thanks for the nice comment. I have made a lot pf progress-yest I still have some work to do!

I am glad you liked the poem!