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Ruined Portrait

You promise yourself that you will never be her,

The girl whose life is characterized by a myriad of mistakes and regrets,

You promise yourself that you’ll never be the girl whose heart is broken

You vow that no matter what, the light that is your dreams will forever burn bright

And you will move mountains to make them a reality

 

Armed with a paint and brush,

You slowly begin to draw a meticulous portrait of what your life will be

Filling it with the dreams, goals and achievements that you will make

 

The perfect portrait

 

But once you put down the bush, life begins to happen

And with every sunset

You realize that the portrait you painted is nothing close to the life you are living

Your nights are not filled with joy and  accomplishment

Instead, you sob quietly in bed, and drift to sleep drowned in your tears

 

You go through days where your doubt everything

Yourself, your abilities, and even the faith you strongly profess,

As for your pearl, you throw it to the pigs

Once, twice, thrice…  over and over

Each time repeating the very thing you did in the last wreck that you called a relationship

 

As you now stare at the portrait you had painted,

You wonder if all the dreams you had about your life

Will only be that, dreams!

And your heart sinks  into deeper sorrow

 

But what you don’t know  is that this portrait that seems to be ruined, hasn’t really been ruined,

Those mistakes you’ve made,

Those storms that have rocked your boat, those tears that fill your eyes

Are all  sculpting you for the glorious future you always wanted

 

Cause honey, nothing good ever comes easy

That sparkling diamond on your finger, or ear, went through a  process of being cut and

Molded in order to transform it into the perfect jewel

 

Truth be told when we ’re going through hard things and on the verge of losing hope

It’s hard to see the light at the end

And though we might not believe it then,

The words ‘everything happens for a reason’ are very true

God is molding you and I every day into the amazing person he destined us to be,

 

The portrait that little girl/boy in you painted, and has been painting, hasn’t been ruined,

One day you will look back on your life and realize that all the painful things you endured

Are what shaped life into the beautiful portrait you desired …

 

 

 

 

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Love & Blessings
48 Responses
  • ebby
    May 23, 2018

    Right in the middle of such a moment… Ivy your write ups always pick me up… I read and relate and get back on track… I hope one day I’ll help someone the way you helping me…

  • K Marie
    January 25, 2017

    Every one of your poems I have read so far have truly spoken to me. The things in this poem are truly relevant to some struggles I am going through in life right now. Thank you so much for this encouragement.

  • K Marie
    January 25, 2017

    Every one of your poems I have read so far have truly spoken to me. The things in this poem are truly relevant to some struggles I am going through in life right now. Thank you so much for this encouragement.

    • Koome Ivy
      April 14, 2017

      Wow. God has a way of connecting us with each other when we are going through the same things.

  • Gideon Kiprono
    September 6, 2016

    good stuff Koome you are a good poet nad its true we are being mouldeed

  • Gideon Kiprono
    September 6, 2016

    good stuff Koome you are a good poet nad its true we are being mouldeed

  • aririabuga
    September 5, 2016

    you are God sent I swear???????????????????? way to go

  • aririabuga
    September 5, 2016

    you are God sent I swear???????????????????? way to go

  • Zennealle Akhamuru
    September 5, 2016

    what can I say mamaa… perfect

  • Zennealle Akhamuru
    September 5, 2016

    what can I say mamaa… perfect

  • TOP SPOT
    September 4, 2016

    Indeed truth well said..

  • TOP SPOT
    September 4, 2016

    Indeed truth well said..

  • that chic grasha
    September 4, 2016

    I love it….It speaks to the inner being…Deep

  • that chic grasha
    September 4, 2016

    I love it….It speaks to the inner being…Deep

  • bwaynemike
    September 4, 2016

    PS: let life splash all the colours it has however it wants.. There’s a better picture in the end..

    I always get something from your articles.. Good work

  • bwaynemike
    September 4, 2016

    PS: let life splash all the colours it has however it wants.. There’s a better picture in the end..

    I always get something from your articles.. Good work

  • ruthystevens
    September 4, 2016

    Takes alot to maintain the portrait…. great read.

  • ruthystevens
    September 4, 2016

    Takes alot to maintain the portrait…. great read.

  • Judah Ben-Hur
    September 4, 2016

    I hope many girls get to read this

  • Judah Ben-Hur
    September 4, 2016

    I hope many girls get to read this

  • lialijoseph
    September 4, 2016

    Amazing grace we call it. Takes our filth and turns them into beauty. Keep speaking to hearts Ivy, don’t quit coz if you do many might too.

  • lialijoseph
    September 4, 2016

    Amazing grace we call it. Takes our filth and turns them into beauty. Keep speaking to hearts Ivy, don’t quit coz if you do many might too.

  • Yvonne Mwajuma
    September 3, 2016

    Your words are very poetic!

  • Maryann Kuria
    September 3, 2016

    wow
    beautiful piece or should i say you drew a beautiful portrait in words

  • Maryann Kuria
    September 3, 2016

    wow
    beautiful piece or should i say you drew a beautiful portrait in words

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