My Traveling Shoes

Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality.
I've traveled so many miles in shoes that someone else bought for me, plain, poorly fitted, worn, second hand, hand me downs. Ohh, they hurt my feet and took me places that I didn't need to go, places that I didn't want to go. For many years I put them on. I was told it was my duty, but my heart was heavy and my cares so many.
Done found myself a new pair of travelin' shoes to wear on this leg of my journey. Handmade to fit and suit me just right, supportin' and comfortin' me each step of the way.They are wild and colorful as I chose them to be, they suit my personality. I bought these shoes. I own these shoes. They are mine.
by Jeanne leigh...copyrighted...2007


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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Journey On



This is a poem I wrote December 26, 2001.  This poem is dedicated to all children everywhere who have been physically, mentally, or sexually abused. There is hope.


A cross upon the forehead
A whispered prayer, unsaid
A heart that aches for freedom
One lies upon the bed

Sleep comes to this one slowly
When the nightmares cease
Truth holds this one closely
The shadows, they will flee

In dream, you float above the waters
Time glistening with hope
The hidden one carries you
To you this is unknown

Though terrors raise their head
The cries, the fear, the dread
You belong to yourself
And not to the dead

You see, your spirit is stronger
Then the horrors, the scars
Journey on to discover
All that you are

For you float above the waters
Time glistening with hope
The hidden one carries you
To you this can be known

Journey on to discover
All that you are
Journey on to discover
All that you are
Journey on in hope.

4 comments:

Syd said...

Great post. Discovering all that I am is going to be a never ending journey.

jeanne leigh said...

Yes, so true. Thanking our Creator for this:) thanks Syd! Blessings.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A beautiful poem born of tremendous adversity. Bless His Name, He'll heal us, if we allow it.

jeanne leigh said...

Thank you. Yes, he has and he will continue to do so. I am grateful.