The purpose of mistakes

You must lose things
to find them.
Rip to repair, slip
to find out,
who you return as.

Tumble through trials
be torn away
from the known
to evolve stronger.

You must reach 
your own hand
be burned unjustly
to hear my scar's story.

ยฉ Ali Grimshaw 2020

dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #105 "Slip"

57 thoughts on “The purpose of mistakes

    1. Life is a beautiful journey of growth if we choose to see it that way. I can tell by all that you write that you embrace life that way. The U.S. is facing huge challenges right now. I am standing in love and requesting that others keep their light on. The world needs what only you can give. Thanks for being who you are Miriam. Wishing you wellness.

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    1. I agree. There is so much to learn and I am choosing to be a learner. The hurt must come forward before healing can happen. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Take good care.

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    1. I love how Maya Angelou is still inspiring us to rise. Her words of powerful love are calling to me and adding strength. I think she is a great example of how our words can make a difference in the world.

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  1. This is so poignant, I feel our poems have parallels this go round. This world puts us through it, and that is the only way to do it, is to go through it, I love – slip to find out who you return as. Is seeing with empathy the positive flip side of “judge not that ye be not judged?” Mebbee. So well written friend.

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  2. I think I’ve served my purpose well…… and lived through, being torn, burnt , and lost what I had….but here I am…. ready to catch the next tram….

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