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Editor's note: The Capital City Weekly accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions for Writers' Weir on a rolling basis and will publish them as space and competition allow. Send submissions to editor@capweek.com.
Writers' Weir: Comforted 070517 AE 1 Miriam Wagoner, For the Capital City Weekly Editor's note: The Capital City Weekly accepts poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction submissions for Writers' Weir on a rolling basis and will publish them as space and competition allow. Send submissions to editor@capweek.com.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Story last updated at 7/3/2017 - 9:20 pm

Writers' Weir: Comforted

 

Comforted 

by Miriam Wagoner 

 

I cry out 

as I fall again. 

Wounded, bleeding, 

moaning in pain. 

Still so far to go. 

Steep mountains are my only sights 

behind the mossy trees. 

Nothing to hold onto but thorny bushes. 

Each step is treacherous. 

I crawl. 

Don’t know what follows  

a sharp rock or cliff? 

No, I don’t want to fall! 

But I need to keep going. 

Giving up is never my call. 

There’s been no path on this journey, 

but as I look back, I see 

I’ve been making a trail.

Miriam Wagoner shares her journey of surviving and living the impacts of domestic violence through this poetry.  Another piece she dedicates to all domestic violence victims and survivors around the world. Check also her related poem, "Wounded Eagle's Nest."