Stepping back to really see
all the forest, not just one tree.
Memories without the fears,
all the smiles, not only tears.
Feeling feelings once again,
allowing love without the shame,
feeling grace to hear a name,
blessing the face that looks like them.
Laughing deeply, from your soul,
happiness the only goal.
Giving and taking with gentle care,
feeling the joy of something to share.
Standing on the very ledge,
knowing you’ll never go over that edge.
Accepting that what’s done is past
and that you are in the present at last.
©2016 Sharron R. McMillan