I saw the sun dance on the water

And started to cry

I felt the warmth of the rock

And bathed in the azure blue sky.

An inner peace

That hadn’t been there in years

Taken from me as a child

Replaced with a lifetime of fears.

I was 10 when it happened

On that fateful day

That would change me forever

And leave me never feeling ok.

But in that moment yesterday,

I was able to see

Who I was at my core

Before you changed me.

I remembered my SELF,

My heart and my soul.

I remembered what it’s like

To once again feel whole.

All the bad fell away

And only peace remained.

The burden I carried

Had finally waned.

A trauma survivor

Fears they’ll never truly feel ok

Remembering who I was before trauma

Fulfilled me in the most beautiful way.