I found myself in Panama

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


I found my Self in Panama

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I came from a broken home. My country has been kidnaped by those who want to live in the misery of the ego. I stood my feet in this land, carrying my heart with pain but with hopes, thinking constantly in my loved ones, especially my son.

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It was awkward at the beginning. The weather, the food even the way of speaking.

I tried to do my best but nothing worked.

I felt rejected so many times. But still, I tried to do things my way.

I was terrified of not getting any progress because that could mean the end of all my promises to my family and the beginning of my failure.

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One night. Fear got all over my body, there was no shelter to be in, no person to hug.

My tears were shedding, my heart was beating slowly,

Until I heard her: Are you done?

Suddenly I had this strong willingness to let things go.

I surrendered.

This brought about to acknowledge my helplessness,

there was nothing left but to let myself be guided by her.

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She opened her heart and showed me her people, her culture, her lands, I learned her language.

Humidity is her way to hug me in order to feel accompanied.

When it strongly rains and the sound of the storm is tremendous I could hear her saying:

 Be still and attentive and know I AM here.

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Eventually, I started to get a deeper relationship with her. My heart was being restored.

I thought I was losing my identity but actually, she was healing it, since every time I encounter a Panamanian family or friend it is like meeting my own family values, the warm touch of my grandparents, the eyes of my son.

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Now I realize that She and I are One.  I was brought back home.

Now I realize that Panama is not a place outside of me but my real Self within me.

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With love Sharito.????


Submitted: May 30, 2021

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