“One Day My Soul Opened Up”


“One day my soul just opened up
and things started happenin’
things I can’t quite explain
I mean
I cried and cried like never before
I cried tears of ten thousand mothers
I couldn’t even feel anything because
I cried ‘til I was numb.

One day my soul just opened up
I felt this overwhelming pride
What I was proud of
only God knows!
Like the pride of a hundred thousand fathers
basking in the glory of their newborn sons
I was ginnin’ from ear to ear!

One day my soul just opened up
I started laughing
and I laughed for what seemed like forever
wasn’t nothin’ particularly funny goin’ on
but I laughed anyhow
I laughed the joy of a million children playin’
in the mud
I laughed ‘til my sides ached
Oh God!  It felt so good!

One day, my soul just opened up
There were revelations, annihilations, and resolutions
feelings of doubt and betrayal, vengeance and
forgiveness
memories of things I’d seen and done before
of places I’d been, although I didn’t know when
there were lives I’d lived
people I’d loved
battles I’d fought
victories I’d won
and wars I’d lost.

One day, my soul just opened up
and out poured all of the things
I’d been hiding
and denying
and living through
that had just happened moments before.

One day, my soul just opened up
and I decided
I was good and ready!
I was good and ready
to surrender
my life
to God.

So, with my soul wide open,
I sat down
and wrote Her a note
and told her so.”

Gemmia L. Vanzant

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10 thoughts on ““One Day My Soul Opened Up”

  1. Grace, I had to make you my first port of call today, and I am so pleased I did, for I dreamt of you last evening and you were smiling, just sat opposite me . Your hair was longer than in your image of your logo, and you said.. ” I am Healed deeper than I ever thought I could be”…

    Then I come and read this and these words just said all I felt within you..

    I know we all come to the point at times of crying until we are numb.. But that swelling of pride and expansion within the poem describes resonated so much..

    Thank you so so much for sharing this poem with us all..

    And I am sending still my love and healing thoughts your way Grace..
    Love and Healing
    Sue xxx

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