The winds of change have blown,
swirling with power in their roar.
I have bent to them,
key parts of my life blown away
like the lightest chaff but I,
I found myself stripped to my very core
awakening, enlightened, inspired anew.
My pervading grief mixed with the joy
of courage renewed,
Of courage reawakened from my depths.
My strength surviving so I can help others
survive the swirling fury of change within,
change scourging and cleansing
change frightening yet beautiful
with its many possibilities for new feelings of joy.
And I feel encouraged to move out once again
onto life's path, my hand in God's hand
being shown the way to perfect health and well-being,
perfect peace in the assurance this new world
I now enjoy brings new meaning, new ways
to help and be helped, new direction and purpose.
I accept, Lord, I accept.
Author Unknown (punctuation added)
Submitted by Judy Pochini