The Trail: A Poem

English: By Appointment. Broomieside Farm.

English: By Appointment. Broomieside Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I wrote this poem recently when I was thinking about an upcoming appointment. While I can’t share details I will say that I made it through the appointment and felt stronger afterward. Cheers to healing, whether it is physical, mental or emotional. Often there is a combination of the three.

Christyb is wishing you a healthy day.

The Trail

Tomorrow I meet her for an appointment,

You don’t know her, but

She is in my life because of you.


She is one of my supports, part of the trail you left

Along with long roots and snarly branches.

You don’t know her, but

She knows enough about you

To know she will help me when I have a concern

Or feel sick after hearing an update.


She will put her arms around me tomorrow

For a hug (maybe even two)

And we will talk about me now,

Someone you also do not know

And will never get to meet.


©2012 Christy Birmingham


38 thoughts on “The Trail: A Poem

  1. Cat Forsley

    absolutely beautiful …………… health in all aspects lead to that one trail
    blessings my sweet
    this is your best poem yet 🙂
    all courage and all love – that’s what i read
    your friend always xo


  2. rollyachabot

    Hi Christy… your words are always powerful and speak of a journey many of us have been on. Take the time to look deep within and love yourself as we all love you…. The road you have travelled has led you to where you are today…

    Hugs and much love


    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      You are quite right Rolly that our pasts help create who we are today. There are both happy and sad moments. I am glad you say that readers can identify as I do ultimately want to help other people by sharing my words.


  3. Tessa

    What a powerful strong poem you have written. So glad you are evolving to a better time in your life. That popular Kelly Clarkson song is coming to mind after reading your poem. Continue on your road with all the support of people who love you close at hand.


  4. Red

    Love this. Especially poignant is the catalyst who is oblivious to both. Great capture of the healing and angst without overshadowing the healing. Fabbo poem, Christy.
    {HUGZ} Red. xxx



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s