Anytime I read this poem I think of some of my darkest days.
Everyone has had a day that they physically, mentally, and emotionally did have the strength to get out of bed.
It’s happened to me quite a few times, but with every broken moment I learn a lesson to better myself and to strengthen myself.
This poem assures me that whatever might be holding us back (dead end jobs, finances) or shattering our spirits (family dramas), it can never break us but free us from the fear, the shame, and pain we once felt.
Break open my friends…..BREAK OPEN!
Heartbreak opens onto the sunrise
For even breaking is opening
And I am broken
Broken to the new light without pushing in
Open to the possibilities within, pushing out
See the love shine in through my cracks?
See the light shine out through me?
I am broken
I am open
I am broken open
See the love light shining through me
Shining through my cracks
Through the gaps
My spirit takes journey
My spirit takes flight
Could not have risen otherwise
And I am not running
Running is not a choice from the breaking
Breaking is freeing
Broken is freedom
I am not broken
Written by Dee Rees