Face to face with Destiny- Poem

She walked with her head down

Scared to make a sound

She cowered in the dark

Where she could deny the spark

That she fought to keep inside

She was afraid he would see it as pride

And laugh in her face

She lived in disgrace

Her smile was fake, but her tears were real

She thought this was how she was supposed to feel

One day while standing outside

Wiping away more tears that she had cried

She came face to face with her destiny

At once she felt completely free

For the first time, her smile was real

And she was not afraid to really feel

Day by day, she tested her wings

Night by night, she learned to sing

A melody that was trapped inside

In the place her dreams went to die

Hand in hand, they walked into the night

And her darkness turned to light

He smiled at her and said

“Your dreams were never really dead”

They were just tucked away over the years

Hidden deep beneath the fear

Alas, you do not have to be scared any more

You need to realize you are worth so much more

She looked into his eyes

And knew that she would love him for the rest of her life

Because he trudged deep into her hell

And patiently took her hand, teaching her to love herself.

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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

wow lisa, this was actually pretty good

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful heart touching poetry. I loved it..

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

This is so touching Lisa!

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Oh, Lisa, it is so good to see you!!

I LOVE the photo of you and your husband.

It accompanies your lovely poem beautifully.

This poem reads like a biography. Tell me is it true.

"Face to Face"; I do love this poem.

Wonderful to see you, my friend!


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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you Frank, That means a lot coming from you!

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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you, Ruby!

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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you so much, Audrey!

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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Thank you so much DJ! It is good to see you as well. This is, in fact, an true story. However, the man in the picture is not my husband, YET. So much has gone on since we last spoke. It is a long story and I am actually planning on writing about it and putting it on here. I have decided that i want to use my voice to speak out about abuse in a marriage. The man in the picture has helped me to realize that my girls and I were living a life of abuse, and he helped us get away from it. I am now so much happier than I ever realized possible. Life is amazing! How are you doing? I hope things are going well for you!

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Lisa, this is incredible news!

You were in an abusive relationship and did not reach out to any of your friends here at HP? You poor woman! I feel terrible that I did not detect anything and be a person you could talk with. You do have my

home e-mail address, don't you?

Well, you seem happy now. That is all that matters. I am really happy for you. But, I do want to hear all about it.

I had the summer from HELL!! My son lost his job, lost his girlfriend and totaled his car. He was miserable and he misery was shared by my husband and myself as he has an apartment in the walk out basement at our house.

Thank God! He has a new job in another state and is settling in nicely.

He absolutely LOVES his job. So, when things looked to be at its

worst, his whole world changed for the better.

Please stay in touch,


PS. He's cute!!!

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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

DJ, It was not a physically abusive relationship. He never hit me, he did sometimes hit the girls, but did it in the spirit of 'discipline" I did not realize we were being mentally abused. After 15 years of being told you are not good enough , you believe that everything is your fault. It took someone outside of the family to show me that men are not supposed to belittle woman and make them feel like they are worthless. I never reached out, because I thought that was just how life was..It was also why I had a major problem with alcohol. Go figure I can have a couple of beers or glasses of wine now without the need to get inebriated. I did . I finally realized how bad it was when He called me an effin B@#ch in front of all of our friends, at a get together. I chose to sleep on the couch for a couple of nights because I was super hurt. He then sat up and watched me night after night cocking his gun. I was terrified. I am glad it happened though, cause I have never been so happy, Apparently life is all about the people you choose to surround yourself with! I am so glad your son is doing well now. It seems to me that it takes the worst of times to find the best of times!

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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Very beautifully written and you expressed lots of inner emotions that will speak to many readers. Loved it! Voted up!

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DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Lisa, I am just now finding your response. You have given a very detailed review, in very few words. You have spoken golden words

that should be in every girl's heart; "Life is all about the people you chose to surround yourself with." No wiser words were ever spoken!

Thank you for sharing. I am so glad that you know now, that it is he

who has the problem, not you. It is easier to speak about what happened when you know he was to blame; not you.

Nadine, above, made a very good point. Others reader may 'see the light'

with their situation. We never know who might benefit from our words.

Lisa, keep in touch.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

I came back for another read --just really well done--sometimes, poetry help the reader, and sometimes, the writer--and sometimes both--

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a beautifu poem and tribute to the man you love and who changed your life. Voted up.

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lisavanvorst 2 years ago from New Jersey

What a beauiful poem and a wonderful tribute to this man. Look forward to reading more.

cuddles 20 months ago

this poem was me my true love and destiny came to we me free

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