Wednesday Wisdom: Harsh Lessons (A Mara Prose Poem)


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At this time last year, my world was unrecognizable.  It was turned upside due to back to back hardships.  I took some time to reflect on all of it and thought to myself ‘Wow’, I have come a long way.  I had trouble verbalizing my amazement, so I threw it all into a poem.  Enjoy! ~ Mara Prose

It took something extreme
to bring me to my knees
It took a great fall
and losing it all
for me to stall
and simply crawl

My ego took blows
and I completely froze
Everything I had taken for granted
left me stranded
due to being reprimanded
by Life, by God, my own Foolish Pride

I looked back at this time last year
and accessed all my fears
and took note of all my tears
and somehow I persevered

They say God will humble you
and boy, did He ever
I don’t know why I thought I was so clever
I don’t know why but I know I will never
Let myself return to those silly ways
I have set the bar higher and must continue to blaze

The lessons were harsh
but they made me smart
and gave me a new start
They helped me set myself apart
and I was forced to depart
From people who meant me no good
From those who always misunderstood
From the things that were in excess
From the things that just caused distress
So I could simply evolve and be blessed

There were times I didn’t think I’d make it through
There were times that I was oh so blue
Oh, if you only knew

But I found my inner strength
For my children’s sake
And now I can be an example
since I’ve handled, dismantled and unscrambled
and took lots of gambles
But for now, let me stop this ramble since I am no longer in shambles

I’m proud but in a new way
I’m proud because despite the dismay
I overcame, I slayed and made up for those days

All because of harsh lessons…

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