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Martha Robinson Poetry Competition 2nd prize 2003
Down ... and UP
by Debbie Marsh
Plumbing my Thoughts ...
I suddenly plummet down down
Down - to unbidden Depths,
the Underworld -
dark and full of past and this life traumas.
The rotting flesh of my aborted Child touches my face,
His unalive faeces I tread
As I tread the messes I have made
in the things I have Angered,
the things I have shouted or left bereft.
curl up and sleep - in the foetal position
a long, long Sleep .......................
my awakening is slow, gradual, organic;
shrugging off what I no longer need,
forgiving myself and all who have harmed me;
seeking, seeking .... and finding a New Me
growing in confidence,
stronger, faster, higher.
my wings -
soaring eagle-hearted beyond
all your projections,
dancing on cloudswirls of Splendour
knowing the TRUTH.
Making Light in the darkness,
Spinning LOVE out of TRUTH,
Weaving gossamer circles
To LIGHT up the Earth.