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Recovering With Grace

I was mistaken in thinking that I could resolve this illness by usual means.
This barbaric wound has bruised my flesh and left my existence a mottled mess for far too long.
I have become a point of soreness to both eye and mind and it is now time to eliminate the contamination.
I shall use the act of writing as a work surface.
I shall put pen to paper and gather my thoughts onto this page.
I shall regurgitate my senses and dysfunctions until the white space is swallowed up by the dark ink of my words.

I shall recover myself with grace.
I shall use my private myths to disinfect my skin, and
One by one, I shall pin each sheet to my form so that my wishes for change lie flush against my surface.
I shall use the beauty that surrounds me to select a design of vitality and trace the patterns over and again until their power sings beneath the dermis.
I shall use the faith of loved ones as shading to define the detail of healthiness;
and potentiality as colour to render my aspirations.

I shall recover myself with grace.
I shall use the sounds, scents and textures of who I am supposed to be as a stencil.
I shall use hope as a needle to penetrate my skin and deposit little memories of who I was and who I had planned to be.
The first few strokes will cause pain and discomfort, I know; but
I shall no longer remain silent and accepting.
I shall use my own words and my own power to redecorate myself.
No matter the effort. No matter the sting.

I shall re-cover myself with grace.

SO TELL ME: What do you think of this piece?

  • Did it engage you?
  • Does the meaning come across? Are there any images or lines you don’t understand or find unclear?
  • Are there obvious errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar?
  • Do you have any suggestions for revision?

Please be brutally honest in your assessments – good, bad or indifferent.
I don’t scare easily; and I really do want to hear what YOU have to say about my work.

Many thanks in advance for your time and your criticism.

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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.

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