Crucible

You brought me
To the crucible
Melted me down
Forged me
Remade my being
Stronger than before

My words flow
From my fingers
To honor my hurt
And my weakness
As life’s necessary
Balance and polarity

The light cannot shine
Without the Shadow beside it
There can be no life
Without death to redeem it
Love cannot grow
Without pain to sanctify it

I am now made whole

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Crucible  by Idgie Stark is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

No More Distractions

We are coming up on the 1yr anniversary of being in lockdown for a global pandemic. In March of 2020, the United States recognized that the COVID-19 virus was actually a threat and many states, like my own, imposed movement restrictions on their residents. It was only supposed to last a few weeks, a few months at most. Now it is January 2021 and we have no sign of anything letting up. Continue reading “No More Distractions”