From Bleak To Bright.

From Bleak To Bright.
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Good day one and all and here's hoping you are well.It is quite early here 7.42 am to be precise and today I do not start work until 8.20 am. So what better time to get this hub on its way!!

My writing has seen me through so much pain and heartache since a young girl but it is only during these past three or four years do I fully comprehend just how therapeutic my writing has been for me.

It has helped me come to terms with a childhood of abuse to being married to an abusive alcoholic for 26 years.

Then onto losing my only and so musically talented sister Val back in 1999 to losing my beautiful baby Erin my youngest daughter at only 17 years old back in 2009.

I keep in touch with two of my teachers from school ; Alan who was my form teacher and Kay his wife who was my English teacher. Their support back in my schooldays was unconditional and although we lost touch over the years we got back in touch over a year ago and I will never lose touch again.

Maybe I didn't have a family who cared when small but I sure had the love and care of this wonderful couple.

Kay having been an English teacher for over 30 years immediately wanted to read some of my poems and after doing so her words were:-

"I think that you will always find positive thoughts whatever you are going through but some of your most profound work comes from disclosing some of that pain and sadness."

She advised me to continue writing abut this bleakness and pain that I have felt over the years adding;

"Not too much of course!!"

Today's song choice Ave Maria was one of my sister's favourites and she won so many prizes singing this beautiful song !!

Until a year or so ago I had never heard Karen Carpenter singing this song and she most certainty does it justice.

Here is today's hub:-

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Some days

so cold

so dark

that lethargic prison

of pain and worries

those sad toneless

bleak echoing tunes

from yesteryear;

tragic yet potent.

Coves of safety

concealed from life

tears of tragic emotions camouflaged.

Dreams

nightmares

nightmares

dreams !!!

Darken our doors

obstacles so nerve shattering;

oh where is the light??!!

Chilled to the bone

by a mad man's whistle

the creak of a branch

like a banshees wails.

Deep crevices

craggy and sharp

a deep enticement

to cellars so bleak!!!

To feel each slither

of pan and sorrow

leaving in their wake

excruciating scars

of grief

of despair

each one weeping

in almost

vulgar despair !

Again appear

those deep mirrors of gloom

chambers painted with a pain so shuddering

shaken to the core.

Deep stagnant passages

of yesterday's chambers

filled with the threats of

callous

evil

filled

poisons !!

The wrath to explode

shattering each rock

allowing

strength

and

hope to seep through

to flourish;

oh yes to be the valiant victor

of days yet to come.


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That beam of light

so minute

so slender

a glimpse at the world of survivors

thriving through life's strangling weeds.

Sunshine beams down

on a smooth path

lined

filled with blossoms.

Guiding

enticing

leading the way.

Slowly

but surely

new lives emerge

caressing each chance so slim yet so real.

Precious dewdrops of love

sparkling

swelling

in the promise of

this bright new dawn.

Tasting the gems

of the

afternoon's promise.

So wondrous

these sweet tasting

pleasures

can be.

Growing

upwards

stronger!!!

Outshining gloomy dusks

as a peaceful heart

flows into a world

once so far away !!


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Embrace that strength

Membranes taut

Believe in yourself

Rocky crags now in blunt retreat

A voice now found

Caress that strength

Eternal promises.

x

Teach the world

Heal those wounds

A legacy for sure

Treasured days ahead.

x

Strong is the voice of the believer

Truth and care outshine

Ready to travel on your own true path

Each moment a victory shared

Never again to cower from life

Growing before our very eyes

Treasures so sweet so wondrous

Here is my world to share with you all.


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Flying way up high

My once secret thoughts I share

Moments to embrace.



I stood up so tall

To claim that life that was mine

Each tear so cleansing.


Raindrops and sunshine

So essential so wondrous

To find my rainbow.


Weariness will flow

Into a sweet blessed slumber

My world now so true.

A collage created from many of the beautiful flowers we grow in our haven of beauty and care.

I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and to all those still walking on that dark and rocky road I implore you to never give up because I know for sure that to reach your destination and to live your dreams is worth every single step believe me !!

I wish every single one of my friends/followers on here well in all you do !!

Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.

Eddy.

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DDE profile image

DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

From Bleak To Bright shows your bravery and how courageous you have been through all times a wonderful write and take care.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much DDE and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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mathira 2 years ago from chennai

I was moved Eddy. I too have gone through many harrowing experiences in my life and it is hope and trust that has got me through. Thank you for being so inspiring.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

I am so proud of you, Eddy. You have gone from a bleak existence to a life full of bright glory. You are an inspiration to all!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Mathira and your comment as always so greatly appreciated. I hope so sincerely that my story will help many more on their way.

Take care my friend and I wish you a great day.

Eddy.


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janetwrites 2 years ago from Georgia country

Yes, you are an inspiration. You have gone through horrible experiences and still you have so much courage and a spirited attitude. I love this wonderful poetry and the beautiful images.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Sha thank you so very much as always for your support and treasured friendship. We all inspire each other in this warm and caring community. Here's to many more years of friendship and happiness.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Oh janetwrites thank you so much for your care and warmth. Your friendship and loyal following is appreciate far more than I can say.

Lots of love for you from Wales.

Eddy.


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kerlund74 2 years ago from Sweden

So sad, but still so beautiful. I think you are a strong person and that it is a great thing that you share your experiences. Writing or telling och painting or whatever we like to do; makes things feel a bit easier.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Eddy, another good piece Thank you for sharing it with us. (here is a strange one for you, we are in such a drought that the rainy bleak vision was appealing to me)


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

Thank you so much for your honesty and your words of inspiration. Ave Maria is something I listen to quite often. It brings tears to my eyes, but that's okay.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

I was deeply moved by this one Eiddwen. It was so touching and so real. I loved the images. I never let anything get me down - if it does then I do not even know it.

I am sorry about your husband.

Are these poems in a journal from your childhood?

Kevin


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annart 2 years ago from SW England

Your bravery and the fact that you have such a positive attitude now, are remarkable. It's so good that you've been able to emerge into the sunshine.

Beautiful. Ann


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you kerlund74 ;every so often I tell my story as this is the only way I feel I can help others. Your comment so greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Eric your words appreciated and here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi breakfastpop thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave a great comment. It is appreciated more than I can say and my aim from now on is to help others on their way too.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi Kevin thanks for the kind and caring comment. I feel the need to tell my story every so often as this is the only way to hopefully inspire others who are still walking their rocky roads. Life can dish out the unexpected which in turn leads to something positive. after coming to terms with the loss of my sister I found the strength to leave my ex and begin life afresh. I often felt that she was with me filling me with a strength so needed. That was 12 years ago and one of the best decisions I ever made and I have never looked back. Thank you so much Kevin for your kindness and here's wishing you a wonderful day and lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Ann your words I can assure you are so greatly appreciated. Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


DJ Anderson 2 years ago

Your words will encourage others to take measures to bring about

positive changes in their life. You do a wonderful job and your work

here, is greatly appreciated.

DJ.


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Sheri Faye 2 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

This touched me....thank you! Lovely!


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Your words as always DJ so greatly appreciated and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

You are so very welcome Sheri and here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

I just finished the first draft of my new novel. It is a novel about redemption and the power of love...this hub reminds me of it...beautiful words of strength and determination and the magic of the human spirit.

love,

billy


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your words lift and inspire all who read them. We have tornado warnings here today, it's dark and gloomy. Thank's for bringing sunshine..


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

Joy comes in the morning when the sun comes up. This is so lovely.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear Eddy,

You are truly an inspiration....


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Such a beautiful hub, Eddy. Those teachers have certainly been an inspiration to you and it's wonderful how you come out so smiling and positive in the end. Bless you.


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

You are right about the writing being more than therapeutic, almost a reawakening or a realization that joy is real. I got to sing the Ave Maria when I was in the Reno Symphonic Choir, what a great song. Here is to another....Jamie


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much as always Billy and what a wonderful read your novel is bound to be.

I cannot wait and wish you well in all you do .

Here's wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much as always Ruby and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also CraftytotheCore your comment as always greatly appreciated.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much breakfastpop as always and have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

This comment is treasured Blossom and here's to so many more hubs for us both tos hare on here.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

As always Jamie your comment means more than I can say and here's to wishing you a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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D.A.L. 2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

" Embrace That Strength" .So cleverly done . This is beautiful and a very heartfelt piece that can only help many people that have suffered loss and hardship, and to bring them great comfort. My admiration for you has been elevated. Voted up, and beautiful.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Hi DAL thank you so very much for this kind and caring comment. To help others through my story does to me make a little sense of it all.

Thank you my dear friend for all your support and kindness. Last but not least of course thank you also for all your wonderful hubs too!!!

I am about to make my way over to yours now.

Lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

I have shared some of your experinces as I was married to an abusive alcohol for 17 years also. I know the nightmares and the fear. Your poetry reflected the dark and the daylight that we eventually find. I think you expressed the feelings so well. I am happy now and married to a wonderful man for the past 18 years.

I know you write so many beautiful touching poems, and I have loved to read what you have to say. You have a special gift in being to express yourself so beautifully.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Writing down feelings is a sure way to release them. Congratulations on your healing, and for your family, a great support system.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Pamela ;your comment means so much and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much Deb.

Eddy.

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