Please welcome my first guest writer, Daley Downing, who wrote a lovely poem to start off the month.
Abandoned – ghostly, cold, alone
Or, abandoned – peaceful, solitude, freedom
A world left behind, will we ever know why?
Out of necessity, or simply taking a risk?
Do they reminisce of the place they walked away from,
Or does it never cross their minds, tug at their heartstrings, haunt their dreams?
The ravages of war, the demise of a way of life
But it always means we get to start again
New crops will grow on land left to rest,
Rivers will once more run clear and deep
Can we just forget? Is it safe to let go of all we knew, all we were?
Do we need to always carry these pieces with us?
Abandoned – the shell of a building, the shell of a human spirit
Empty space, a chilled heart
Broken hopes, lost roots
A blank slate, a fresh start
Find so much love to fill that aching place
Let go, reach out, plant seeds of grace, growth, trust
Stay strong, move on, or go back
Never allow your faith to be abandoned
Let’s chat! What was your favorite part of the poem? Don’t forget to say hello to Daley!
Next to come in Theme: Abandoned!
Author Interview: Hannah Heath