An Amazing Poem by Heather Sawaya

So I had the very fortunate luck of coming across a poem“Pull Me Down” by blogger and poet Heather Sawaya over at Heather Sawaya Poetry.  It made me cry. A lot.  And it’s so insightful as to what it’s like for a caregiver/lover/best friend/helper of someone with so much suffering.   She’s an advocate for survivors.  Here’s what she says about “Pull Me Down”:

“The poem, Pull Me Down, means a great deal to me.  It speaks of both my purpose for writing, and also the inspiration for my next book.  I am most moved by people who have gone through the worst life has to offer, yet, find the strength to keep moving toward something better.”

I’ve just started speaking with her on her facebook page and never have I met a more compassionate person.  Visit her page, you’ll see what I mean.  She has given me permission to share Pull Me Down with all of you.  Enjoy.

(all rights to this poem solely belong to Heather Sawaya)

(I apologize if her formatting doesn’t publish correctly)


Pull me down

to that place

you don’t allow words.

I have never been

afraid of the dark.

Scatter the fragments, I will

speak on your behalf

against the tidal pain

of your past, I will

fight for the remnants of

who you once were.

You will be heard like the

thunderclap of retribution

and they will all know

what cannot be undone.

Pull me down

to that place

that made you

who you are.

I will channel your truth

as if it were my own,

harness it during your departure

to calmer waters where

exile moons

will both grieve and heal the

loss upon loss upon loss

that sent you fleeing

to that place

you don’t allow light.

Pull me down

and I will fly you out

on the wings

of your suffering,

waiting to be told.


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