“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”- Kahlil Gibran
Listening to the ocean, an echo in the shell where life once dwelled
I find the missing pieces of my heart, two halves now whole
With wise eyes closed, I know this intimate trodden path well.
For my pain is the growing out of my now useless old cocoon
Bringing a deep new understanding of what is real, what is true
And now becoming a butterfly with wet wings fresh and new.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page
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