A poem, by me.

A girl named Wokie…who said I’ll fly

Once upon a time there was a girl.

I am happy
She said as she looked in the mirror
so full of life.
Grateful, full of abundance.
Present.
Alive.
She knew how she wanted to feel.
She looked around and everywhere saw love.
She committed to live her dreams.
She unwrapped every gift box the universe gave her.

Then things changed.

She stopped seeing herself that way.
She let the voices come in.
Overwhelmed by the mystery of it all
the universe turned its back on her
She could not believe that she once thought
She was incredibly blessed
She almost died
Literally, figuratively
In desperation and despair
Joy was nowhere to be found
It was clear
What was there so intensely began to fade
Like an ending…

Her soul shook
Her body felt its numbness for the first time
She cried.
Often.
She was in awe of her predicament.
It brought her here.
Synchronicity.
No one else could save her.

She looked deep in her own eyes and knew…
I am hopeless

I just don’t believe,

Love  saves  souls.

despite her doubt,

From the darkness she reached out her hand.

…………………………………..

From the darkness she reached out her hand.

despite her doubt,

Love  saves  souls.

I just don’t believe,

I am hopeless
She looked deep in her own eyes and knew…

No one else could save her.
Synchronicity.
It brought her here.
She was in awe of her predicament.
Often.
She cried
Her body felt its numbness for the first time
Her soul shook.

Like an ending…
What was there so intensely began to fade
It was clear
Joy was nowhere to be found
In desperation and despair
Literally, figuratively
She almost died
She was incredibly blessed
She could not believe that she once thought
the universe turned its back on her
Overwhelmed by the mystery of it all
She let the voices come in.
She stopped seeing herself that way.

Then things changed.

She unwrapped every gift box the universe gave her.
She committed to live her dreams.
She looked around and everywhere saw love.
She knew how she wanted to feel.
Alive.
Present.
Grateful, full of abundance.
so full of life.

She said as she looked in the mirror
I am happy

Once upon a time there was a girl.

A girl named Wokie…who said I’ll fly

Copyright Wokie Nwabueze. May, 2012.