A Poem for Survivors

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Dear Survivor,

You are safe now.
You are free, and you can

Be

All the parts you tucked away, buried
hidden from the drip of cynicism

And the explosions of rage

Those sudden bursts of venom that stole your shine
The antidote was your courage and your refusal to cower
You glow, my darling.

You hid away the tender pieces of your heart
Waiting
Hoping for rescue
struggling quietly, unseen

Call these things forth
into the light

You are safe now,
out you come

Speak.

Your voice is a beacon
A powerful force to push away darkness

You are brave
and
You are free

It is safe to flourish now

Your love and your tears are growing
a harvest
of strength
of truth
of delight and dancing and deliverance

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