Shadowed Forests of the Past

Shadowed Forests of the Past

A Poem by MomzillaNC
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A place I left behind when "Hope was born anew… "

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Bad old, dark places…

Places where my life no longer dwells…

Looking back upon the past…

That wasting, dark, drear past…

Come words from a long ago

Where my soul no longer cowers.


A place of wrenching loneliness 

always on the edge of light,

waiting to drag me back…

back into it's embrace….

I just kept trying to hold on, 

trying to hold out for love; 


But, every day that passed without it, 

Loneliness lurked to overwhelm.

And, darker still, monsters lurked…

Monsters lurked at every… every turn…

Soul shattering dramas spun out

in relentless perversions of hope.


Until that pivotal moment…

that time when change began…

Change began and Hope was born…

Hope born anew within my breast.

In that Hope, on angel’s breath…

An angel-friend led me forward.


She led me through the dark

and back to light and Faith.

I learned the true Me…

the truest Me I was meant to be

And learning Me, I learned Love.

Learning Love, I learned to love.


It's a truly blessed state…

In brilliant shining sunlight…

A place of laughter and love and joy…

Such have I found for myself…

After the long, dark road through tortured, 

shadowed forests of the past.



© 2014 MomzillaNC



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It's a truly blessed state…
In brilliant shining sunlight…
A place of laughter and love and joy…
Such have I found for myself…
After the long, dark road through tortured,
shadowed forests of the past.

A beautiful spiritual write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.



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I've been there. I've written about it. I changed and found love too. Beautiful and dark, but still refreshing. I love it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Wow! That's a powerful success.
realmwriter

3 Years Ago

Now, if I can just use what I learned to get out of poverty.
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Me too, dude!
We do have to encounter the dark to truly appreciate what the light has to offer don't we. What an amazing and enjoyable read. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm honored it touched you.
Paul Pruett

3 Years Ago

You are welcome.
What a beautiful way to lead a soul from the darkness of life. This way very mysterious and entrancing. As the struggle was spoken of there was still a sense of a tale unfolding. I could picture a spirit leading a lost individual through the danger to safety. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much. She really did save my life. I don't believe I'd still be here if it wasn't for.. read more
Briana O'Connor

3 Years Ago

I will be sure to check it out when I get it a chance! always a pleasure to read your work!
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you.
Spiritual enlightenment, the voice of deliverance, not dwelling in the past that haunts....well said. Love that you used 'drear' instead of dreary....it's so quaint.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you.

I always read my poems aloud. When I read this one aloud, "dreary" just didn.. read more
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

It adds that old fashioned charm, which you tend to do quite nicely...
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thanks. :D
It's a truly blessed state…
In brilliant shining sunlight…
A place of laughter and love and joy…
Such have I found for myself…
After the long, dark road through tortured,
shadowed forests of the past.

A beautiful spiritual write.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much.
A very hopeful and inspirational poem. Well written. One thing, did you mean to leave the "y" off dreary?

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyn Anderson

3 Years Ago

ok, one can never be sure. Thanks for clarifying, it is a lovely poem.
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thanks. :D
Frieda P

3 Years Ago

Oh just noticed p***y picked out the same word ;)
A truly inspiring piece of writing. If we can just hold on...our Angel will come along.
An impressive poem indeed.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you.
Tina Kline

3 Years Ago

You're very welcome.
I taste rough hands and mean-full words, soul-breaking spites and life's hurtful edges. And someone took the time to reach beyond themself and shared the tears til the smile came back in your eyes.

A thoughtful work to listen to.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

It is a miracle. I wake up every single day knowing I'm living an ongoing miracle.
Chris

3 Years Ago

Such a good way to awaken...Sunrise - coffee - and a smile
MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

And love and joy. For every dark, tormented day I lived through, I've had a hundred joys! "Pressed d.. read more
wow... you told my story with your poem...speechless

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm honored you found so much meaning in my words.
It is what Angels are placed on this earth for. To help redeem stricken and lost souls and lead them to find themselves and their smiles again. A very deeply touching write. The title of the poem is stunning too.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much.

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