through forests too dark to see the trees.
I have reached heights, climbing mountains of enigma,
and stumbled, falling into valleys of depression.
I have relied upon dawn as my epiphany,
and dusk as my reprieve.
I have sailed uncharted waters,
never knowing if I’d find my way.
I have navigated emotions,
steering toward the beacon of hope.
I feared capsizing or crashing haphazardly
on the rocky shores of betrayal.
I must now follow the ebb and tide of uncertainty.
I am the steward of my voyage.
The promise of tomorrow is what guides me today.
I will weather the storms.
I will stay on course.
I will survive.
McGuffy Ann Morris,
from the poetry book, "Weeds"
"I have been through some terrible things in my life,
some of which actually happened."