Friday, June 13, 2008

The Way to "Alive"

I dive head first, with deepest thirst, into a past I've left behind…to seek and find the reasons why so I can try—to help. To reach. To teach. To grab a hold of each and every one who's struggling so, who's feeling woe, who's in the grip of THIS—this deathly kiss—this comfort that is sick and wrong, this depressed song…my friends, this has gone on too long. Bite back. Fight back. Don't be afraid it might come right back. Go ahead. Leave it dead. Move, I said! Become anew. It's hard to do, but worth the pain, and in the end you will be sane. You will be YOU. You will be true. And this is all you have to do: make an effort, stake a goal, and soon enough you will be whole. And most of all, yes…in control. Take back your power, take back your life, and every hour will be rife with every sweet thing you can dream, and possibilities will seem…real. At last. So use the past. And push on through, with all your struggles strapped to you. And when you've gone to hell and back—learned the knack, survived attackyou'll know there's nothing that you lack. And you can take and deftly make your struggles into something new. And share the secret known to you. And one day soon, a different tune will play and stay…and you, with zeal —I swear it's real—will finally feel alive.

 

© Arielle Lee Becker 2008

 

6 comments:

Cammy said...

That is great, thanks so much for sharing it! This is definitely going to be printed and put on my bulletin board, there are a lot of days when I truly need to have those messages hammered in. You are very talented!

Arielle said...

Thank you so much, Cammy. I truly appreciate that. :)

Much love,
Arielle

Emily Jolie said...

Wow, Arielle, I got the shivers when I read this. There is such divine inspiration in your writing! You are amazing! A soul who's truly out to make the world a better place and touch as many people's hearts as possible.

lovelovelove,

~ej

Arielle said...

Thank you, ej! You are always sweet and kind. :)

And your words really make me smile.

Much love,
Arielle

Angel said...

This is a wonderful recovery site! Your words are inspiring and just what I needed today:)

Thank you<3

Arielle said...

Thank you, Angel. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll stop by again if you need encouragement or positive reinforcement! :) Thanks again.

Much love,
Arielle