I feel whole again

I dip my head in the ocean
The warm salt water washes the pain away
Months of sorrow
Months of anguish
Wash away

I float on my back
Listen to the ocean
I feel supported by the gentle waves

Water has this cleansing effect
My spirit feels uplifted
I dip my hair in the water
And I turn the page again

Should I forget the past?
Should I forget the pain?
No, but move on I should
A new wind is blowing today

I hear the sound of laughter
See brilliant white smiles
On dark faces
Hair braided with colourful beads
This also helps me wash the pain away

The sing song voice
The slow cadence
The gentle demeanor
The no hurry ways
This is what my soul was craving for
I feel at home
I feel whole again

Lida Berghuis
July 13th, 2010
St. Maarten

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