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Confession is Healing for the Soul

Updated on August 3, 2013

She bared her soul stripped away all the façade

Exposed her inner pain

Cathartic tears rain down on a face time has been

Less than kind too

In the darkest reminisces she came

Face to face with the demons that tortured

Her being

A broken spirit she stood outside herself

And viewed the wreckage she called her life

In her agony she could find no release

Hurting there was nothing to numb the pain

There wasn’t a drink capable or a drug

Potent enough to erase her mistakes

As she reflected on the doors slammed in her face

The phone calls that went unanswered

Letters returned to sender

It became abundantly clear

It was her provocation for self-destruction

That pushed everyone away

Taking responsibility for her life for the first time

She knew there were bridges that needed restoration

But she started first with herself

Forgiving her and learning to love who she was

And understanding this didn’t have

To be a defeat

She came out resilient and had empathy for others

Her next journey she identified what needed to be finalized

She stood before her tormentor staring into her own eyes

Confession is healing for the soul

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    • ek ellis profile image
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      ek ellis 4 years ago

      Thank you Jackie and Wayne for your comments

    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very good work. Voting up and sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I agree completely. Well said. ^