Challenges, Gratitude, Love, Poetry

thank you for being here with me


This poem is for the people who love me, see me, support me, stick with me no matter what, and who are relentless in not allowing me to give up.

Inspired by and dedicated to Christine D.

thank you for being here with me
thank you for being here with me


thank you

for seeing me
for hearing me
for knowing what
needs to be said
when I open
my heart and self,
when I need
someone to listen,
really listen,
to not talk
about the cause
but rather take care
of the effect

thank you
for honouring
the me that’s me
and for confirming
that one day, some day,
i will be okay again
because of who I am;

and because of who I am
being okay again
one day, some day,
may take time,
maybe even a very long time
before the transformation
and the restoration
are complete

i can live with that

i must live with that

because nothing stays the same
and i’m grateful you are here
to help me learn, heal,
and become whole
once more


© Susan Macaulay 2020. I invite you to share this link widely, but please do not reprint or reblog or copy and paste my poems into other social media without my permission. Thank you.

i am grateful

See me?

i am grateful


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