One of our deepest soul expression is through the heart of poetry. For me, this is such a poem. I have read it many times. Each time, fresh tears well up inside me until they spill from my eyes. There is profound sadness, grief, desperate longing and despair – yet amidst the hopelessness, a bitter-sweet prayer of gratitude for being alive. I share this poem with you. It will touch your heart ♥
The poet is my beloved young daughter Amber, haunted by the death of her friend, who hung herself at 14 years old. Amber will never know if she could have done more to help her friend. Poetry is her way of healing and coping with some of life's traumas, trials and tribulations, and from her own painful experiences of being emotionally bullied, labelled and name called at school.