first, i would like to announce that i added another link to my last post about the breast cancer award badge. guido at Atlantic Lines sent me the link to Lahoma's journal. she passed Christmas of 2007, but she lives on in her journal, and in our hearts. to be inspired by a woman with a lot of grit, go to that entry and check out her journal.
now, the following is a poem written by Sharon Frye, a new acquaintance from the new poetry club i joined. i have read hundreds of poems on the new site, and many have touched me in many ways. but, though short, this little poem packs a wallop. so much said in so few words. this is exactly how i have felt the last few days, and i don't see any let up. i have Sharon's permission to share this with those who still read my journal.
God only knows why I’m down here
In this darkened and horrible place,
Swallowed by the whale of depression
And longing for light on my face
I’m down in this pit of a belly-
Of a monster so giant and vast,
If I can crawl up thru the bile
I’ll hang onto something that lasts.
I’m tossed thru the waves by this monster
And spit out in the sea for a spell
Then swallowed and gulped like a rag doll
Back into the caverns of hell.
(by Sharon Frye)
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