The sun rises in the sky.
She listens to the sound
of the mourning dove
as it joins the day.
Dew glistening on the grass
brings a freshness to the ground
that she now stands firm upon.
The pain is behind her
and promise is ahead.
Resolve is her strength
as she holds to the faith
that the world can still love,
can still embrace,
all that she has to offer.
Her worth, defined only by herself
knows no limit.
She knows she has survived.