Transformation Song

Words slipped out of my fragile psyche
And slowly dripped from my fingers
Like warm blood oozing
Onto the cold chill of a computer keyboard

I let go of minute memories
Let them pulse into their own lives
With each poem a piece
Of my soul was torn away

My bones hold tightly to
Fear    anger      joy
Of yesterday
So long ago
I wrote what I saw and heard
But mostly about how I viewed
My past through vivid recurring emotions
Flashbacks and bizarre dreams
When this conglomeration of thought
Merged together in a living
Breathing document
It was published
For you to hold
See Jonestown as I saw it
And know that to be my truth
As best I remember
Now the book finished
I can let go
Yet not forget
As I venture into a new beginning
Of my emerging self
I can look to the future
A new soul in a new and different world
To live the fullest life possible
My soul is unencumbered
This book was my transformation song

by Teri Buford O’Shea

Originally posted on July 28th, 2013.

Last modified on October 20th, 2013.
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