This is what happens,
after life cuts you down to the ground.
You may be stunned and startled,
hollowed and halted,
broken and disheveled,
cut off from everything you knew
and were growing towards.
But slowly over time,
nature will have her way.
Your roots will draw sustenance
from tears and sobbing,
the pain of desolation,
and the barrenness that breathes you
when your dream has been snatched away.
One day, maybe tomorrow,
maybe next week,
maybe next month
or even years from now,
you will rise back up,
and you will bloom
more beautiful than ever before.
Radiant with all your scars
and all your new growth.
You risked, you loved, you lost
and in the end you won,
twisted, stretched, scrunched and moulded
into intricate living wisdom
that cannot be learned from reading books,
only from embracing
and bowing to life herself,
no matter how willing or unwillingly
you fell to your knees and plunged
into the mud and the darkness.
PS Please share, with love.