440 As I Am. . . [2001]

take me as I am
for I am no fool
I am strong as oak
peaceful as rain
as raging as a storm
as quiet as the river flows
I know who I am
my path may yet be unknown
but fear of its uncertainty
no longer taints my thoughts
only an excitement
that fills my blood
and beats fierce through my heart
I go on
without a doubt
that I will survive
to see my last days
old next to my beloved
from here on it can only get better
my dark days are done
where it seemed my depression
was what I drowned in happily
I breathe in
enjoying that I do feel
the air that fills my lungs
I open my eyes
relishing that I do see
that rainbow tall as the sky
I listen with both ears
so that I hear
the sounds of the earth
and the shout of a friend
I am happy in my freedom
in the peace
that I do know

 

© Johanna Fugitt 2017

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