This poem series is starting to get towards the end, but this week the last three poems should be posted and NaPoWriMo 2016 will be completed for another year. As always, if you have not read the previous poems or you’ve missed the last poem, go to Delayed NaPoWriMo 2016, Poem 4 of 7: Weathering the Storm to catch up for this 5th poem, entitled ‘Emergence”:

The path has been crossed,

the storm has been weathered and persevered through.

What exactly, is next?

It can be difficult to decide what exactly the next step should be,

as one isn’t entirely sure what one needs to do, see, or be.

Not all storms are weathered without pain,

and not all those caught in such weather make it out alive again.

So,

it may be pertinent to take a moment to reflect,

to realize what trials and tribulations have been survived before

preparing for the next challenge, contest, or conquest.

Yes,

It is important to move on and continue along the predetermined path one in

some regard has chose,

but it is also vital to understand the pulse of one’s surroundings,

and how to recover and heal before continuing said growth.

Emergence can only happen

at the pace in which one is ready to go.

Determining the soundtrack of rising from such difficulty

will aid in figuring out where things will go.

 

 

Before requesting that you check back for tomorrow’s 6th poem in this 7-part series, remember to take a moment of silence for those victims, survivors, friends and families of those who have gone thru the Orlando tragedy, and also take time to learn about not just the impacted communities of those involved, but also those who are standing in solidarity around the world who have also had or are still fighting to emerge from their own fights: Syria, Palestine, Brazil, Rwanda, Kenya, East Timor, Nepal, Ferguson, Baltimore, Aurora, and countless more.

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