Keep your wits and ride the pain!Submitted by The Pen on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 23:26
At 35 years of age I've worn many masks. I've come much-to-close to being complicit as provider of the alcohol that almost marked me for manslaughter. I've driven while blacked-out only to awaken and question my own unconscious willingness to drive others home. I've prayed to the sky that my wife be spared from death by hemorrhage from labor. I've been crushed by despair at the news of miscarriage, only to find out that the diagnosis was wrong. I've kissed the forehead of my grandmother just after the line went flat and the pulse went drone. I've used and abused and in using and abusing found heavens of inspiration and loathing.
I've chosen to keep my wits and ride out the pain. I've given every beat of my heart until it's last to love and keep my children. I say I love you everyday. I kiss my children everyday. I give what I have and take reluctantly. I've known the falling in love and have fallen away from it only to be given another chance.
I find it sad that people will criticize what they have no understanding of. I find it sad that our nation is being dictated by those who know us so well they feel ordained to render sanctimonious remedies, even if those remedies cause destruction and death.
Please share what those around you scoff at as it pertains to your choices in life. This community is love and we will see this through.
Peace and Love always.