To a Waif

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To a Waif

Come to me, my waif, my angel,
Let me wipe those tears
Let me soothe your fears.
be your harbour whilst you heal.

Tell your story if you wish,
I am there, I will hold
whilst stormy tales are told.
Until your cracking heart is cleansed.

Then rock you gently
as healing tears fall.

Like a willow in golden light
You will again dance free,
lift head and arms to the sky.

Free again. Unchained.

I pray you will trust anew,
dare reach out a hand
and I pray it will be mine.

c/ miriam ivarson

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47 thoughts on “To a Waif

    • So very sweet of you Robbie, thank you for this lovely comment.
      I wrote the poem this morning, under the trees in a beautiful place.
      In all that peace it just came forth. The subconscious is tricky. πŸ€— .

      miriam

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  1. Brad, I wondered the same myself and am trying to let my subconscious
    tell me. I do recognise a couple of words that give a hint but maybe it
    just is for all who felt this pain and met warmth. 🌻

    Miriam

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  2. A waif and an Angel…this doesn’t seem to be a real person! While your kind words offer solace, I wonder which abstract entity is guiding your thoughts? Quite an abstract poem Miriam, with surreal beauty. πŸ™‚

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  3. 😊 , well Balroop, I will be honest here. I have been called both … each person experience any of us in different ways. The entity that gives the poem and the solace sounds like a haven to dream.
    Thank you also for your beautiful final sentence.

    Miriam

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  4. Miriam, a stunning poem that touches the heart of all who have luck to read it. The gentlest of hymns to all waifs out there … that they are not alone, there is always someone ready to hold, listen β€˜Until your cracking heart is cleansed.’ Sublime, confident and empathetic poetry that reaches into the core of very selves! Well done … I always know I will leave your blog with my spirit enriched! Xx

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    • Annika, your beautiful and deep comment touches my heart. Thank you.
      How right you are, to all ‘ waifs’ out there, you are not alone, someone will be there. You have put this so perfect, Annika.
      Altogether your ‘ review’ of my poem has left me uplifted so if I in any way
      can enrich your spirit it is a blessing.

      Miriam

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  5. Such a comforting poem. We all need to be held like this sometimes. And sometimes we are strong enough to be the holder and comforter. The picture intrigues me. I imagine she looks at the dawn which always comes after the darkness. She is cleansed and healed, ready for something new.

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  6. Thank you JoAnna for this wonderful response. You are so right, the caring and comforting should go both ways. Be there when needed.
    When you come to the last picture I can only say, I am grateful. That is what
    I am inferring. πŸ’• .

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  7. Such a gentle, soft, comforting and welcoming place for anyone who needs a shoulder to lean on, with wordless story, even. Just sit and be embraced and let the tears cleanse the soul. Great poem, Miriam

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  8. Thank you Miriam for your beautiful response. I am touched by your
    understanding. We don’t always need so many words, our actions can
    speak so much stronger.

    Miriam

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  9. Thank you Julie for this sensitive comment. I do so sympathise with you about missing your
    mother and have been there and still do. The poem wasn’t written with this in mind but I do love how
    both poetry and literature can give so different to each one.
    The main point is that it gives and I am grateful to you for sharing that.

    Miriam

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