I have carried pain like invisible stones

Sometimes aware of its existence

Often experienced as a referred aching

A heaviness felt on a soul level

The weight of a thousand injustices

An accumulation of my perceived failures

Crumbled dreams piled up like debris

Harbored still because I have never learned

How to release a pain so profoundly deep.

Dear soul, I never asked to carry this

And yet I am responsible to let go

Stepping into the role of my own rescuer

A process both unfair and necessary

On this long and arduous road.

I did not realize my own readiness

Until I began to open my heart to relief

Learning to hold pain and healing together

One capable of overpowering the other

And I have habitually chased out peace

Only now accepting that I deserve

The alleviation of pain released.

Published by Quietest Poet

Writer, mother, counselor, flower gardener, recipe seeker, and Netflix lover.

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