Part 3

Time has come
for that part of her
so long hidden
to come forth.
To find within
the ability to forgive.
Forgive herself
for not believing,
for denying,
for crushing her own dreams.
To find within
the ability to love herself.
To care for herself.
To heal herself.
She kneels,
head bowed,
ready to begin.
And within
the chest stirs the heart
the innocence of a child.
©Jay-lyn Doerksen
January 14/18