Broken Womb, Shattered Soul: Living with Infertility (part 3)

The final section of my article on infertility is up on Phoebe,MD: Medicine + Poetry. Links to the other sections are provided. I am grateful to Phoebe and her beautiful site for being a major part of my journey with memoir writing.

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By Barbara Leonhard | Featured Contributor


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The bandage torn
From new flesh
Releases wails
The wound still
Imbibes air
The scab hides
deep repair
Let it rest. Wait
In time the scar
Records a fate

I learned that healing is a deep process. We may heal a physical wound, but to become whole, we need to heal emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. We need to dig into the old grout of our deep being. Moreover, we must trust help is available.

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Dolphin

  Though the seas rage green, You breathe into each wave, Riding the vast, fearless, Sinking into the primordial dimensions Of creative surge With child-like wonder, Playful and joyous. Instinct seeks its tribe. Together, you are valiant in battle, Guarding and protecting Even the stranger. Your laughter, a lifeline For those lost to peace, Gasping... Continue Reading →

To Heal

To be mindful is to heal. Stay focused and decide To be whole Though critics say no. Fear is drought To the garden. Let thoughts wander past As breeze. May you be robust, lively, and flush, Blooming to your prime As rising sun Heating the soil For rain. May you be the nourishment Ministering to... Continue Reading →

Shadow

Shadow Shadow clings to me; I, to the Light. No angle to the sun Will rid me of Shadow. Shadow is tallest At highest Light, And dimmest At highest Night.   Freedom from Shadow Is an illusion. She is always over my shoulder and Hard to slap When she constantly rebukes me Into my tormented... Continue Reading →

Bloom

Bloom as I take root on this plane may I receive the healing light of all that is divine may heaven meet earth through me to transmute the crusted fear that traps me in brambles may I grow my destiny without ego mind may I fully trust the divine order that teaches only love may I... Continue Reading →

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