This poem comes courtesy of my ancient 14 year old daughter, Maya. She knows a thing or two about traumatic stress and healing.
The Realization of Dawn
What is this light that I see?
Could it really be what we have all been waiting for?
The warmth from the rays eases my aching brow
It gives me the strength to lift my falling head
To embrace what this impossible answer might mean
I hear the ticking behind me
On the peeling paint wall
The clock knows what time it is
And it's time that knows what we have to do
The time has come to flood our dried out deserts
To calm our overflowing seas
The time has come to embrace this beacon
It is time to understand
We need to fill our cracking despair
With this light and love that is so bright
But yet so dim to our non understanding eyes
The answer is here
Almost in our grasp
It is time for us to wake up
It is time for us to see this glowing dawn
Emerging from this blinding night