Falling Awake…A Poem For Recovery

Thank you to Anna, who shared this poem with us at her graduation…

 

Falling Awake – Sarah Henderson

Suddenly the world is wide open

I find I’m no longer confined

 

To the tiny hell I had constructed

The walls I’d been hiding behind

 

I’m moving into something unknown

This is so unfamiliar, this light

 

Compared to the darkness I’m used to

I was blind and now I have sight

 

I’m baffled by all of this beauty

The vibrance and movement out here

 

The feelings I’m feeling are frightening

In fact, all I’ve known is fear

 

But now my senses are stirring

With new and intriguing sensations

 

Sometimes if I let myself breathe

I touch in on momentous elation

 

After so long I’m finally here

Though of course, the change came with pain

 

It was worth it to finally find freedom

The losses don’t compare to the gains

 

It’s a little like falling awake

Coming out of a hypnotic sleep

There’s a chasm between dying and living

And I’m ready to take the leap

Want to hear more?

  • Read about Anna’s recovery journey here
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