Broken Mirrors Mended Hearts: Michelle Carter Douglas
Emotions are often volatile and hard to control. Anger builds up and consumes your heart mind and soul. Broken mirrors and mended wounds takes readers on an emotional journey with many uphill battles being fought by the author. Living in pain and thinking of what life has taken from her Author Michelle carter Douglas begins with a poem titled In Servitude which expresses her reuniting with the Holy father and as she states and I quote:
“I choose you
I am nothing before
Because of You – I am restored “
She explains that she is no longer spiritually hurting
She expressed that she embraced each and every journey and she places the Father first.
The poem continues with her feelings about the Father and as he lives her and protects her. Section one is titled the broken reflection the first mirror. Reflection is the poem’s title. The poem focuses on what others think or thought about her and how she will face her own inner flaws and actions. She recalls thinking at night ends her poem speaking to the Father to come and carry her home. The next poem I’m spotlighting is titled to bear my cross 2014. Emotional poems filled with heartfelt joy sadness and glory. Honestly written from the heart as Michelle opens up to the world allowing everyone to understand her strife her hopes failures and dreams.
The author reflects on how others perceive her and the anger that simmers within her like a hot dish over boiled.
God of Abraham this poem expresses how she questions if she has fallen. Asking the Creator to help her stand
Make her whole again. The poem A Story subtitled Broken, and then Mended is her story about how she sees herself. How she felt she was in a dark and lonely place and how she cast blame on those who hurt her. The anger at those who taunted her and having it fester within her for 30 years. Then realizing its time to let go. Silence is a powerful poem where you can hear her voice letting you know that she will not be hurt anymore and expressing her love and understanding for how the Creator made her see things and her reflection in the mirror changed: Lin the mirror, I see love for me
God made Michelle Denise
I learned to live myself.” Powerful revelation.
Forgiven is subtitled Mended wounds and reflections on her true feelings for many who hurt her and her honest words about them including her former husband and her children.
Revelation is a great poem telling stories and expressing how she felt about being ridiculed by her peers and overcoming domestic abuse. The many hits she took in life until she fought back. Without respecting her body and mind her captivity in forgiveness and vengeance over cane her spirit and emotional mind. Ending the poem in the present she states: if you write, write yourself free
If you sing, sing yourself free
If you dance, dance yourself free
If you speak, speak yourself free.
Powerful voices hear as Michelle changes throughout each verse and from being torn apart, angry and distraught to someone slowly seeking help within her own mind, fighting those who wanted to bring her down and rising up and visualizing her new world filled with a stronger Michelle.
Reflecting on her life she envisions things more clearly as the walls of confusion disappear and still hoping to smile yet knowing she might cry and fall back at times. Finally, I Am Human says it all.
Like a garden whose flowers need tending and are beginning to whither
Michelle’s life seemed to be withering too until she decided to take control and like the garden where the blossoms now are colorful and bloom so does her life change too
Like the heavy fog that puts a veil over the bright sun Michelle manages to take the negatives and turn her world into positives and the fog is lifted forever.
Powerful messages for everyone to learn the power of actions, words and thoughts as no one has the right to take away your dignity, respect and create a reflection in a mirror marred with cracks, smudges and sadness. As you look at your reflection in the mirror know that you too can overcome: Broken Mirrors and Mended Wounds and like Michelle find your own journey back to God’s Grace. Told from the heart and filled with true emotions that can be felt within each poem, once again Michelle Carter Douglas delivers powerful words that everyone needs to read and a voice that will always be heard.
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