I wrote this poem to describe how we can leave trauma behind us and move on to embrace a brighter future.
The past is always present.
It frames our future.
We cannot change it;
Its grip is merciless.
But we can challenge its legacy,
Defeat and triumph over it,
Absorb the sweetness and the hope,
Translate the bad into the brilliant,
The mediocre to the amazing.
Refuse to hide:
Face the fearsome, frantic fight,
Tread the dark path that leads through brambles
Laced with puddles and potholes,
That ultimately brings us into sunlight: