We are not broken
We are not battered…
Our souls might have shattered,
but they will be mended,
as each piece is put back together…
We are warriors,
our hearts were not broken –
they were only conditioned,
so that they could grow stronger.
When the desolate fog creeps in
through an unsteady mind of haunting thoughts,
We get ready for battle,
because it is all that we know.
Battle has become second nature
At one time, our hearts were whole,
but then, darkness stomped on it,
and we were left with the war of healing.
In time, spirits were lifted up
and found their dance once again with the stars.
Warmth radiated from the sun,
introducing a newfound love
that once was hidden in a smog of darkness…
No longer, were the nights so lonely and full of fear,
because through the battles, the moon offered a light of hope.
Tattered wings no more.
A glass heart, no longer transparent.
We are not battered.
We have not lost.
We are angel warriors.
We have won.
-Ariana R. Cherry 2016