family court

there's no greater anguish
than sitting, waiting, all alone
trusting this sick society
to stand up, and deliver you a home

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the long and empty hallways
disinfectant tinges the air
how to convey to the adults there
all you need is a family who cares

you've seen it in the movies
know that it exists
hugs and kisses would be better
than a hellish existence like this

the inevitable footfall happens
stranger with a clipboard by your side
another long silent commute
nowhere to run and hide

then comes the sudden arrival 
to the next palace or the hovel
no welcoming hugs to greet you
fear of barracks and med exams defeat you

and you try to rise
despite all the pain

and try to shine
despite the feelings of shame

and try to live
without pointing the blame

but only at ourselves...
for ... being born.  


Published by: Shanti Shaharazade

Told to write it all down, I do, finally. It took me from 1991 to now, to surrender to Universe/God/dess (insert name of choice) and to embrace this path with my soul wide open. I love sharing all of my journey with young people to demonstrate that it is possible to choose the light constantly even when face to face with your own darkness. I've used a variety of tools to shed ego's protective barriers like onion layers. I am determined to share the journey, tools and encouragement, being the change I want in the world. If something resonates, touches you, please share, it could do the same for another. Also feel free to share your thoughts, opinions or to voice your disagreement, all points of view are welcome and appreciated, at worst we can agree to disagree. Thank you for stopping by!!! Sat Nam

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