The last few days has brought on the rain

But I won't let it bring back the pain

Or the anxiety or the mounting stress

Just the opposite, it has been getting less


For years I was trapped and now I'm free!

Free from the anxiety so I can be me!

I'll look back at this time like a passerby

Never to ask God for the reasons why


These hardships made me stronger, true

For all the times I felt so lost and blue

Wondering what my purpose was and why

I thought He left me here to rot and die


So I have renewed purpose here again

Excited am I to start life anew, but when?

Patience is a virtue, and I need it badly

Because now I still need to take care of me



  • Goldfinch60

    May that new strength take your life's journey to glory Christina.

    • Christina8

      Thank you so much Andy! Appreciate the sentiment and your friendship!

    • onepauly

      fantastic rythme.
      I frequently remind myself
      that I must take care of me.
      like always keep one eye open.

      • Christina8

        Thanks, I have a friend that always says "be good to you". Appreciate the kind words!

      • orchidee

        You can take care of me! Oh, you mean 'me' as in 'yourself'. heehee. A fine write Christina.
        I dunno. I have a problem. I gotta take care of 3 guys - me, myself, and I. Doh!

        • Christina8

          Thank you Steve! LOL

          • orchidee

            Who are these 3 people - me, myself, and I? haven't we got enough to do with just tending to one person?! lol.

          • Michael Edwards

            Another uplifting write - great message

            • Christina8

              Thanks again Michael! Glad you liked it!

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Ooooo PRECIOSA HERMANA CHRISTINA : ANGELA HERE : Nice to have you back and on an optimistic note. As you said the GRASS is not always GREENER on the other SITE ! BRIAN & I love MPS and we have several Friends (including yourself) who we look on as FAMILY !
              Love your POEM it brought me JOY it is SUNDAY evening here and Im catching up on my reports for next week !
              STANZA 1. Power of Positive Thinking S 2. Free at last S 3. Strength for Adversity : and S 4. Renewed Purpose & Patience. Your poem says it all and we continue to pray for you and your FAMILY : Continue to COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS ! WE have written three SF Poems about the Planet TRIOS and a CONTINENT UTOPIA. They are all called UTOPIA : Comments would be welcome ! All our LOVE in the SPIRIT : Angela & Brian ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ˜Ž

              • Christina8

                Yes, I think I definitely found out that those other sites are not what they are cracked up to be. Awards and stuff. I'd rather have the friendships I have here. Thanks so much Angela for your support. I will be sure and catch your poem! Love in the spirit--Christina

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