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Poem: The Healing

Updated on August 28, 2012
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.        Sai Baba
Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy. Sai Baba

Healing, a jagged journey riddled with tormenting challenges, like a dense fog absent sufficient light, an inability to see one's way clear. Yet, times of complete clarity are more than on the periphery, a body getting stronger, echoing the mind's executive command, but will there be time to realize complete awakening? Will there be time to see the new moon, the frozen crystals on the sills or the drifts of snow forming gentle mounds on the frozen vegetation? Will there be enough time to take in the melodious chants of a beloved child?

Does time really heal all wounds? I think not. Some wounds leave deep razor edged scars that tear at the very core and essence of the fragile soul, rendering it impotent to give off the radiance, energy and light it was designed to emit.

Instead, it rotates upon the earth existing, devoid of its once effulgent nature, forever altered by the harm thrust upon its sensitive coat, like a tree bent after the maligning storm drifts back out to sea.

Robin Grosswirth

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    Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

    My mom passed away yesterday, I thought I had it all handled. Yesterday I was numb today I kind of feel...

    "Does time really heal all wounds? I think not. Some wounds leave deep razor-edged scars that tear at the very core and essence of the fragile soul, rendering it impotent to give off the radiance, energy and light it was designed to emit."

    Thanks, Robin, Hope you are having a great weekend. Blessings, Bobby. Voted it up...

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    frogyfish Thank you for the time you took to respond and read with intention. Time passes, but scars do remain.

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    frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

    I agree with your 'time doesn't heal all wounds'. But remember that time will (eventually) wound all heels! Though, even the bended tree bears its leaves and gives shade to the traveler. Blessing and hope to you again this day.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Some scars run deep and aren't repairable, unfortunately. Betrayal is one of them.

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    sweethearts2 5 years ago from Northwest Indiana

    We are forever altered by our wounds. Healing is a regeneration or a repair of the wound. We wear the scar or we are made new. Another beautiful piece of writing.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Vincent: Yes, forever altered like the weathering of anything organic or the chipping away of the integrity of a once glistening cut of stone. The original no longer exists--altered. Thanks for the read and for the accolades. I am always humbled by them.

    Gypsy Rose Lee: I respect your perspective totally, however, I feel that it all depends on the kind of wounds that are inflicted on a person that make the difference. There are all degrees. Thanks for stopping by, for reading and for weighing in.

    Destiny: I wish you brighter days. Thanks for taking the time to read and consider.

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    Karen Beth 5 years ago from Florida

    Nice! I too have experienced deep wounds. They never really heal, they are always deep in my mind, but everyday gets easier. Thank you for sharing

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Deep thoughts. There are some wounds which take much longer to heal but through faith I think that in time it's possible for some of the hurt to go away. However memories do remain.

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    Vincent Moore 5 years ago

    I know that time does not heal all the scars received back when time seemed to stand still with pain it's brother. I love your imagery in this wonderful piece. Your last verse summed it all up for me.

    "Instead, it rotates upon the earth existing, devoid of its once effulgent nature, forever altered by the harm thrust upon its sensitive coat, like a tree bent after the maligning storm drifts back out to sea."

    Forever altered indeed..... thank you for sharing this brilliant work.

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Thanks. I appreciate the accolades and the time you took to stop in and read my work. You are an excellent writer.

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    Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

    Very powerful and compelling writing! This is excellent and sadly, very true. Sharing!

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    Robin Grosswirth 5 years ago from New York

    Laurinzo, Lovebuglena and Jakefrost, thank you all for joining me here and reading my work.

    Laurinzo: Thanks for underscoring a verse that resonated with you. And yes, sometimes time cannot erase deep seated pain.

    lovebuglena: Welcome. You are correct, but one caveat, sometimes the perpetrators continue to carve at an already deceased carcass, a sadistic act .

    JakeFrost: Sometimes poetry is borne out of sadness.

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    Jake Frost 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

    This... is... beautiful...

    I really enjoyed this, although sad it is very good.

    Well done

    ~ Jake

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    Lena Kovadlo 5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

    Sadly time doesn't heal all wounds... some are just too deep to ever be healed. We have to try to rise above and not let these wounds take over our life...

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    Live To Write 5 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

    Yes some wounds , even time it does not seem to heal

    and then we must seek a greater strength than even time...

    "the melodious chants of a beloved child..." Nice