Where Have I Been All These Years?

This was my first attempt to write meaningful poetry. I experienced an emotional/spiritual breakthrough in December 2017, and the words just came spilling out of me. After a devastating loss, the journey back to self is anything but direct. But it does happen.

where have i been all these years?
snared by tragic destiny
tracing darkness, stifling fears
holding fast for all to see

what bestills a broken heart?
fractured from a hidden grief
covered over, ripped apart
only seeking sweet relief

who am i to hide behind
mask of granite, shield of steel?
battle-worn but not unkind
searching for a life that’s real

then it came, out of the blue
holy music of the spheres
transcendental, i was new
strong and open, no more fears!

where have i been all these years?

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