A Soul stronger than ever before

We were a wretched mess,

hanging on by a wafer thin thread,

clinging onto little moments of happiness.

And when that thread broke,

we fell apart and I was left alone,

constantly thinking of where it all went wrong.

Then I hit my lowest last year,

suffocating beneath all that pain,

kept fighting for fresh air.

Read and read and read,

until I couldn’t anymore,

kept exhausting myself,

only to stay awake without thinking,

only to sleep without dreaming.

Days turned into weeks turned into months,

and I came out of this excruciating agony,

with a soul stronger than ever before.

P.S.-

When you’re in pain or grieving, you feel as though it’s endless and you make that pain your immediate reality when it’s actually not. It’s only a part of your reality, and so is happiness, peace, and kindness a part of it. And no matter how hopeless the situation is, and no matter how endless the pain seems, it will end. And you will be stronger and better and happier one day. Take it from someone who’s been there ♥

63 Comments Add yours

  1. So true! Sorrow is not a life sentence. Beautiful message, Sonali. ❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Indeed it is not. Thank you ♥♥

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      1. My pleasure 💕

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  2. AB says:

    I can really relate to this, but that’s exactly what your words do, every time. I loved the tone you used here, it was agonizing and poetic at the same time, almost melodic. Loved loved loved it and the ending even more ❤️❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so so much! Really appreciate your kind words ♥♥

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      1. AB says:

        ❤❤

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  3. Jokerswild says:

    Some people take walks on the beach or in the park, you and I….we walk on the same road and we are perfectly fine with it🌹. From your rise to strength from weakness, from your lows to the highs and from the madness to the memories you overcame to better instead of bitter. Reading this lets me know there’s an amazing heart and soul out there, the wretched mess, the heartbreak…I know people can relate. But you know you have to get wet when it’s raining, and the struggle is what makes you a survivor and surviving makes you stronger and strength gives you heart and heart gives you soul…. and you have all of that.♥️♥️. This was wonderful, I feel you on this one, I’m with you as well. Loved this powerfully poetic message.♥️♥️🌹

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    1. Sonali says:

      Heartbreak and pain is something that most people will relate to unfortunately. I’m glad you liked this one. Thank you so so so much! ♥♥

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      1. Jokerswild says:

        It is lovely, but that’s not always a bad thing because it’s always uplifting to see the sun. What’s the use of being down when there’s no happiness in the rebound.
        Thank you and you’re so welcome♥️♥️

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      2. Sonali says:

        I agree♥♥

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      3. Jokerswild says:

        We feel each other😉♥️♥️. You’re amazing to me!

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  4. Ace says:

    What a powerful write, so amazingly written. And I love the message behind this, beautifully done 🖤🤗

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you Ace! Glad you liked it ♥♥

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  5. ivor20 says:

    Soulful words, and I adored these 2 exquisite lines
    “only to stay awake without thinking,
    only to sleep without dreaming.”

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so much Ivor! Glad you liked it ♥♥

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      1. ivor20 says:

        My pleasure 😌

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  6. Jeff Flesch says:

    A beautiful and elegant look into grief and the reality that going through these things make us stronger. I’ve had my share of these experiences, and there will be more. It’s just how it works. A lovely poem, Sonali. ❤️❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Very wisely said. Heartbreak and pain is not something that we can ever avoid altogether.
      Thank you Jeff, glad you liked it ♥♥

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Sonali. Agreed, and I liked your poem very much. ❤️❤️

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      2. Sonali says:

        Thank you ♥♥

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  7. Absolutely agree Sonali. Emerging from tough times definitely makes one stronger. A poem with a positive message ❤️

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    1. Sonali says:

      Agreed. Thank you! ♥♥

      Like

  8. Another master piece Sonali

    Pain can be physical or emotional.

    Physical is temorary and takes a little time to heal so one need not worry forever, at the most the scars may remain due to the past injury.

    What about pain and resulting scars ( that can’t be seen by others)?
    Here comes the role of inner strength.

    “When I planted my pain in the field of patience it bore fruit of happiness” Kahlil Gibran.

    I am overwhelmed as usual with your poetry

    Thank you.

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so much! And I agree with what you said about physical and mental pain. Thank you once again ♥♥

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  9. Well said. You stood stronger no matter what happens. At the end of the day, we will stay strong . Sometimes, it’s take time to be strong as you said. Every pain we endured is making us stronge, to face the world with brave wings 🙂

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    1. Sonali says:

      Very wisely said. Thanks for taking the time to read this poem ♥♥

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  10. Secrets says:

    Sonali, this is expertly written to capture the emotions and existence in those painful moments 💜

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so much! Glad you liked it so ♥♥

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  11. Manoj Mehra says:

    Quite relatable.

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  12. Another powerful one from you 😍 Beautiful!
    My god, what has that biryani done to you?

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    1. Sonali says:

      Haha, no idea XD Thank you! ♥♥

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  13. Happy Panda says:

    Really well written and again, so relatable! Most of your poems feel like my own experiences and moments put into words! ❤

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    1. Sonali says:

      I’m so glad you found this relatable. Thank you! ♥♥

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  14. HappySoul says:

    Pain does make us strong … beautifully written Sonali ..

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    1. Sonali says:

      True and thank you so much ♥♥

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  15. Filarance says:

    Amazing write dear Sonali..!💖

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you! ♥♥

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      1. Filarance says:

        You’re welcome..!

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  16. Such a true reflection on how our sad times help to make us who we are

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥♥

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  17. akshita1776 says:

    That’s such a beautiful message!

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you ♥♥

      Like

  18. Belladonna says:

    WOW!!!! these emotions are so on point

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so so much! I’m so glad that you liked this one ♥♥

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  19. Sowmya says:

    Sometimes going through tough times is a time for growth. We emerge stronger mentally. Wonderful post with a positive note Sonali

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    1. Sonali says:

      Couldn’t agree more. Thank you! ♥♥

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  20. Nawazish says:

    Beautifully written Sonali!❤

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you! ♥♥

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  21. beautifully written and so honestly shared Sonali.
    So happy you’re doing well and things are improving.
    bravo to you💖

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    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you so much! You’re always too kind to me, really means a lot to me ♥♥

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      1. You’re so welcome.. You are deserving💖

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