Unfamiliar Territory

Art by helldivo at DeviantArt 

This is unfamiliar territory
maneuvering through Tropic of Cancer
as beams of intense energy
penetrate my tender left breast
leaving behind a loss of vigor
as my body fights alongside the rays
with a parched scratchy throat and
a weakened voice screaming in silent pain

But even so on this surreal journey (Why me?)
comes a keen sense of calm, of purpose
of a life worth fighting for

Rounding the Cape of Good Hope
as I navigate through unknown waters
I find my mind and soul alive, afloat
in the aftermath of the chaotic storm
I scream with newfound joy

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #122

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

26 Comments on “Unfamiliar Territory

  1. Oh Linda this is an amazing poem! Uncertain terrains are rough and you have captured that beautifully and your strength shines through! I love the hope that flows here my friend!

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  2. You are journeying bravely through the Tropic of Cancer. I love that you are rounding the Cape of Good Hope. And I am glad you are writing your way through.

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  3. Nice, Linda. We have done that (Africa and New Zeeland also, Artic Circle as well), be sure to visit the Paquin’s on the Falcon Islands if you don’t touch Antarctica.

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    • Sorry Linda. My morning after, a terrible sin, those typos. Still this morning I’m using my phone to post.

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