My therapist recommended that I read this poem, and it has guided me,
is a way to exist.
A new relationship with the world.
And a discovery of one's own power.
There is no healing without pain.
The healing is in pain.
The important part is to heal and move on.
So you can be healed again, and again, and again.
What defines healing? A break in the pattern of your life that marks a new beginning.
This poem was my first act of defiance against what I believed was my life's crushing defeat: poverty, homelessness, hopelessness, loneliness, and depression.
The Healing Poem: