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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Podcast The Art of War: Enter the Dragon

I have a new podcast up to commemorate International Women’s Day, which is March 8, 2020. https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/the-art-of-war-enter-the-dragon/ This memoir is dedicated to victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, incest, and sex trafficking, and murdered and missing indigenous women. I apply the teachings of Sun Tzu in the ancient Chinese text, The Art of War,... Continue Reading →

Tao Play

  When they come to the temple, they are but broken warriors, seeking redemption in Tao play.   They enter the temple gates out of the shadows of their lives in the light of the sun rising on the horizon.   They are vessels receiving and giving sustenance from the ball of life that lifts... Continue Reading →

Be As Water

Be as water, Flowing from falls into silt, Creating pools and streams, Moving around rocks And through openings in Masses of reeds.   Be as water, Flowing without obstruction. Finding its course Over the embankments, and Finding stillness In pools fed by streams.   Be as water, Earth’s pulse, Flexible, agile, Life giving, lithesome. Its... Continue Reading →

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