A poignant nod to struggle and resilience
A woman must learn to celebrate herself
not just for achievements-
but for overcoming moments of despair
climbing incorrigible mountains
breathing deeply as she crosses bridges
and glides over treacherous waters
She must celebrate unforgivable mistakes,
appreciate the marriage of pleasure and pain
come to know loss
as opportunity to gain
and as she comes to meet the moon full circle
enchanted by a wishing well of uncertainty
she’ll instead choose to float
effortlessly upon the cerulean sea
of her own wisdom
She will bury worry in her backyard
and chase life with such vigorous intent-
one might think it to be her calling.
Reprinted with permission from the author. Butterfly Spirit: Poems of transparency, transformation & truth
Former Solo Mom VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia, ESME’s Resource Guide for Domestic Violence, is a painter, published poet, speaker, and facilitator. Through her business, Soul Revival Healing Arts, she offers original paintings and products, and teaches workshops. Her first poetry collection, Butterfly Spirit, was published in 2015. VersAnnette is passionate about empowering women, eating great food, and traveling the world. She and her family currently reside near Chicago.
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