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There is
Up here.
In the air.
And it throws us
And thrashes us.
We become
As light
As a bird.
Even though we are
A massive weight.

But in my heart
There is calm.
And peace.
The turbulence
Does not effect
My emotions
Or my
For I have become
A part of something
Something good
Something special
Something that keeps

And I find myself
a new me
One that I did not
One that I didn’t know
It is a journey
Of discovery
More thrilling
Than I ever

The turbulence rocks
Around me
Surrounds me.
But it does not
Because there is calm
In my soul.


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Up here.
In the air.

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