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Wings for my heart : Choices
by Lora R Goodnight

Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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This was written for a contest I started on WDC entitled "Wings for your Heart". The contest was a poetry contest concerning different personal prompts.


I will not be ruled ever again!
Not by circumstances, not by men.
I will take contol. I will be strong.
I will choose for me, right or wrong.

Control issues, yea, I have a few.
But hey, what's a girl to do?
Abused as a child, also as a wife.
Bound and determined to make a new life.

I choose to be happy, rarely am I sad.
I have forgiven my ex and my Dad.
The past is but a foundation on which to build.
It gives me strength, it's the sword I weild.

If the past be the sword I weild,
Then truth is my sheild.
Choices are my armor, my helmet my will.
To fight within myself...what would I kill?

I choose not to fight within my own soul.
To leave the past, that is my goal.
Not to forget but to use,
Letting God give those who hurt other's their dues.

I choose to move forward, only glancing behind.
I choose my true self to seek and to find.
I thank the horrors I lived through, you see,
Without them I would not be me!

note*** I could have become a statistic. I could be woe is me. I made a choice. I did not let my father's choices make me. Choices are one set of wings for my heart.

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Reviewed by Steve Ralph 10/29/2011
brilliantly written, very powerful poetry,
Thank you for sharing.
Regards, Steve
Reviewed by Lori Moore 8/5/2009
Stay on your path to empowerment.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/5/2009
Godspeed you on your journey. A powerful voice in your poem.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 8/5/2009
This is a great and inspirational poem you have written.I'm proud of the type of woman and writer you are in terms of sharing this gift.I love it,take care of yourself

Reviewed by Carin Spirit 8/4/2009
I love your spirit!! Warmth and Love to you, Carin'

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