Like Us

You know, folk like us – upon our arrival, some things may be wrong

But folk like us are resilient – our souls are so strong

We naturally fight whatever comes against our will

To live, bring happiness, and a peaceful still

No one can choose for us except our own identities

Despite the cries of life’s flaws and frightening pleas

We may look helpless, but in truth we hold power

Just think of where we came from; the universe of life’s shower

Innocence draped and wisdom endowed

All secrets reside inside us as a fully saturated cloud

Waiting to burst forth as we gradually grow

Into who we are ordained to be until we eventually show

That deep existence which reigns when innocence leaves

But we never lose what we were born with – what the blameless eye sees

We cannot be stopped no matter what seems to prevail

Folk like us are mere babes, you know – our being creates life’s trail!

This piece means so much to me because of the current situation in which it is dedicated as well as my childhood experience in being healed from a heart defect. These words go out to Baby Khole (and family) – a very special relative (nephew) of Kellie Elmore who was born with strength and power despite all. I pray that this little man be a living testimony of the reality of miracles. That being said – I believe he will!



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christy Birmingham
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 02:19:39

    Resilient and strong you do stand! Hugs to you, sweet Charlene.


  2. Charlene Woodley
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 03:20:02

    Thank you Christy. ((Hugs))


  3. buildingalifeofhope
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 03:59:56

    You are on fire woman! This touched a place deep inside myself.


  4. Mark
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 04:37:32

    Charlene, this is great! Love the line – That deep existence which reigns when innocence leaves. We so often lament the loss of innocence but sometimes there is something deeper left behind!


  5. skywalkerstoryteller
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 08:15:55

    So, you know how strongly one can overcome such a beginning. Nice poem.


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