I wrote this poem to begin my novel entitled Breaking The Silence. This poem is a summation, in essence, of my book:
Do not fret For your grievous loss;
Do not feel Like a wave that is tossed;
Do not weep By yourself, so alone;
For I am with you, Soon you will be Home.
The things of this world Are transient and brief;
I will be your comfort, Your ease and your peace;
Notice the good And perceive not the bad;
Observe what you've learned, The lessons you've had;
For everything you've been through Has come at a cost;
There is good in the bad, You have won and not lost.
I have set you here, love, And you shall I keep;
Do not lose hope, And please do not weep.
-Diamante Lavendar (from my novel, Breaking The Silence).