Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience

A Poem by StormeLight

For years,

I fought for a life I thought I would live

The idea that on the other side of my suffering

Must lie a hope I hadn't considered

But instead of hope,

I found a purpose and a reason

I found dreams,

But I had to leave them

For hours,

I thought the pain would never end

I didn't survive death for this?

Finding myself in the middle of a battle

So much bigger than myself

Maybe I have seen, all along

Every time I connected to the Earth

After all,

When one is meant to be dreaming

Of who they will become

I saw death and running

In the household I grew up in

It was not safe to share my thoughts

To speak up

To feel what I felt at the hands of others

Now I must use what I know

© 2021 StormeLight

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Added on October 2, 2021
Last Updated on October 2, 2021
Tags: poetry, struggle, ptsd, recovery, trauma, depression, dark, poem, healing, pain, life, politics, political, government, pandemic



Orem, UT

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