How could

I not see the signs in front of me

as everything went to red.

Flashing red, rage red was all I could see

that day even when the shock had worn off.

I didn’t want to act without thinking but your words stung so deeply that my body went into defense mood.

Making it hard to stop me as my mouth opened up and made the words you said seem so weak and pointless.

But, before I could ruin you with my words the rage inside me faded as forgiveness heated up inside me.

And I realize it’s time to let go because the cycle we keep going on isn’t getting any better.

The signs are clear now and red flags are waving and I’m waving my white flag as I disappear over the hill of realization.


Written By: Deirdre Stokes