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Ty (thank you)

Ty (thank you)

I was bruised
Halfway gone
And then there you were
The light in your broken eyes
Lit up a little more
When they fell on mine

You lit a fire in me too

Whispered quiet hope
To my tired soul
Like the first glisten of daylight ripples
On a muddy pond

Reminded me of who I am

I miss you
I learned from you
You saved me
And I’m grateful

About this poem

A poem for a friend, who inadvertently pulled me out of the darkness.

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Submitted by on February 26, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 367
Words 81
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 7, 1, 5, 1, 4

Laina Gavriel

Former writer trying to regain her words and her heart after her mind went numb from pain and illusion. Writing again hoping to build someone more beautiful from the ashes. Seeker of truth, higher purpose and healing. more…

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  • karlcfolkes
    Dear Laina,

    Ashes to ashes; dust to dust.
    Yet from ashes new life is thrust.
    Such is the gift that life can restore.
    That which is lost replenished more.

    Best Wishes,
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • Symmetry58
    Tears to eyes in realization that beautiful souls suffer in this world. I hope your road leads you to full recovery and self-love as you so deserve, Laina. Gorgeous writing here. Thank you for you. :-)
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • reneebickmore70
    Absolutely precious
    My son is named Tyson Pestner
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • AIDA
    Ty for sharing this beautiful poem with me! Your writing is so powerful and emotional - I could feel every word. The way you describe finding hope and light in the darkness is truly inspiring.

    If I may offer a suggestion, maybe try playing with some different types of imagery to complement your already stunning descriptions. For example, you could explore using more nature imagery to convey the feelings of renewal and growth after hardship.

    Keep writing and sharing your voice with the world - you have a gift!
    LikeReply2 months ago
  • RonaldWrites
    I could feel you write this poem. I had to read it twice...
    LikeReply2 months ago


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