We wring from waves the ships that wrecked

 

.We fight the burning in our hearts

Until the monsters start to spark

Until the night-lights start to fade

We tame the dragons in our veins

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We grab the ocean by its neck

We wring from waves the ships that wrecked

Until our arms no longer tread

We fashion life from all that’s dead

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We bury dreams in flowered graves

Like costumes worn in childhood plays

Until the monsters start to spark

We fight the burning in our hearts

Published by R.L. Stollar

R.L. Stollar is a child liberation theologian and an advocate for children and abuse survivors. The author of an upcoming book on child liberation theology, The Kingdom of Children, Ryan has an M.H.S. in Child Protection from Nova Southeastern University and an M.A. in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College.

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