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Robin's Realm



They all come here

With such common bonds

Pain, confusion frustration

They all come here clinging


We all feel the clinging

The frustration of asking

What are we clinging to?

What won’t we let go of?

What are we afraid of

That life may be bringing?


The leaf clings to the tree

Just as we cling to thee

The tree itself is dead

Just as we inside ourselves

Our filled with dread


The snow is covering the leaf

Just as the confusion is

Covering our souls deep within


A cold harsh winter is swirling about

Just as our hearts have been turned to stone

We are clinging

Hanging on so tight

with much fright


The leaf is slowly falling

Falling to the ground

Our lives too our falling

Each at our own pace


What they can’t see

And I did not for a long time

Is that by clinging the pain will continue

But to let go

Is the start of a new leaf

Just as the leaf on the tree let’s go

A bud will soon blossom

Into a new beginning


Just as you will blossom

As you discover yourself


The snow will melt

As the season changes

As your heart will start to warm aglow

When you allow your  inner self to flow

When you discover that you

 deserve so much more


You will see the new beginnings within

You will begin to have new life

Just as the leaf will that I captured on

This cold snowy day…


--Robin Walters, January 6, 2006


© Copyright 2006 by Robin Walters. All Rights Reserved. 

Robin Walters is an alcoholic relationship survivor and writer in New York state. Robin still longs to be a school teacher, but now satisfies that longing by sharing her life experiences in the hope that her lessons will lighten the load for others. She may be contacted at robin@empoweredrecovery.com. Read more of her writings at www.EmpoweredRecovery.com/robin .




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