Blooming of Enlightenment

By- Traci Taylor
August 2017

Trace your steps backwards
try to connect the dots
the universe has set us on a journey
that leads us to a destination

There are hills of struggle
when isolation feels permanent
even in a crowded room

My soul was lost
for over 900 days
even on a path I knew
like the back of my hand

But I pulled myself up
that October morning
and I’ve been learning
the reasons why
I was meant to see November

Virginia Woolf once wrote
that with age she realized
spring is more rewarding
than the fall

As the flowers bloom
and the birds chirp
I am understanding how
a heart can grow just as the roses



By- Traci Taylor
October 2014

The curtain is beginning to lift,
Light is forcing its way in again.

The darkness is fading now,
Colors of the leaves are changing.

The air is growing colder as the days progress,
Hearts are as protected as the beings trying to remain warm.

The clock waits for nothing,
Time moves on with or without the wounded.