I Woke

Mille Grace and Charlotte
Today I woke up renewed.
I sat on the edge of my bed with a smile.
I’ll be grateful for the day,
I am grateful for living clean and free.

Sometimes I remember the past.
My feelings were a caricature of true feelings.
My friendships were a shadow of real friendships.
I was often miserably sad.

The time came to renew my life.
It was an unexpected grace.
The old fear was replaced with hope.
The isolation was changed into action.

Words are sometimes just a mist.
Their ideas fade with the sun.
Love and caring are still new to me.
I have faith that they are real.

W. Wayne B.

© 2012 W. Wayne B.
Photo credit: Jake Brewer

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About William Wayne Smith

I'm a poet, library fan and maker.
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