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In the Name of Peace

by D'Shan Berry 4 months ago in inspirational
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A poem about healing

In the Name of Peace
Photo by Patrick Fore on Unsplash

In the name of peace, I held my tongue

Until my lips bled lies.

I silenced both my truth and voice.

I stifled all my cries.

I grew deaf to my own suffering,

And numb to my own pain;

Wore dissociated smiles

And laughed at jokes in vain.

Trauma can tear a soul in two,

When it stays unspoken;

Wrecking dreams, creating havoc,

Until all seems broken.

Yet, the burdened heart within me

Refused to give up hope,

Clinging to a promised future,

My faith, to help me cope.

Love broke through my defenses, all,

With gentleness and grace.

Love patiently endured my fears

From such a darkened place.

The Light of Truth destroyed the lies

Which tried to keep me bound,

Setting my soul free, now, I can stand

Upon this hallowed ground.


About the author

D'Shan Berry

I love words. I love art. I love Jesus.

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