A Poem: I Stand Here

This is christyb, stepping into the blogging room.
 
Hello, friends. I hope you welcome the weekend with extended arms and open hearts.
 
Here is a poem of strength to meet you during your day.
 

Standing Tall

Standing Tall (Photo credit: ckhamken)

I Stand Here

I am here,
Standing firm in a base built from
Dried tears and healed bruises.
My body steps away from black memories
That I lock behind steel gates.
I watch the gates become smaller, while
My confidence grows with each day.
 
I stand
With arms grown from roots long in
Therapy sessions and my
Torso is warm from days of blankets that
Once covered my shivering body.
 
The ground is close to being level.
 
I am here,
Looking in the mirror at
Eyes that color with gratitude,
A shade that I find is easy to pronounce.
 
I stand alive,
Healthy and complete as
My branches extend into fresh air around me.
 
ยฉ2013 Christy Birmingham

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59 thoughts on “A Poem: I Stand Here

      1. Aquileana

        Christy;

        A very powerful poem that let us know more about your inner self and deepest feelings. Very well done (as usual)…

        It is great that you have also joined the readind community on G+… I guess weยดll meet there soon too ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Cheers my friend; Aquileana ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        1. Christy Birmingham Post author

          Amalia, yes thank-you for the invite to the G+ community. It looks to be a nice group there! I hope the poem gives you strength you need as you power through your day. Always so nice to see you here!

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  1. penpusherpen

    Strength, Christy, tree-like, reaching out, absorbing and growing in new confidence. A poem of the feel good factor, and so, so good to share. Have a great weekend my friend. xPenx

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  2. Vincent Moore

    Isn’t it grand to see that healed person looking back at you in that mirror? A beautiful poem my poet, May you always stand with an attitude of gratitude in your heart. Peace and blessings I send to you this day.

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  3. Seyi sandra

    Beautiful Christy, I especially love the last stanza, ” I stand alive,
    Healthy and complete as
    My branches extend into fresh air around me.” Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Much love. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. rollyachabot

    Hi Christy… I so love these lines….

    I stand alive,
    Healthy and complete as
    My branches extend into fresh air around me.

    You are such an inspiration for many and your words touch the very depth of our souls.

    Hugs from windy Alberta

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  5. tzm

    Awesome words:

    ” I stand alive,
    Healthy and complete as
    My branches extend into fresh air around me.”

    Another great poem by you. Have a great day and to all your followers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Tessa

    The poem is so strong, alive and feeling blessed. You are outstanding in helping your imagery come to life within your beautiful poetry. Loved it!

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