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I Am a Survivor

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I Am a Survivor

I wanted to share a poem I recently wrote that was featured in a new book, Tent City: Tragedy Turned Triumph, to help the homeless men and women of West Virginia.

I Am a Survivor

Life gives us struggles to face

a test of strength

Always searching to find my place

standing in true faith

Life is challenging

The days are long and hard

The nights feel never ending

But through God’s grace I go on

Bruises and broken bones

where all I knew

Broken promises

held together by cheap glue

Kicked out, no place to go

hungry and nothing to eat

Fear is all I know

life on the street

Those days are long gone

but the memories are alive and running

What seems to be cut, dry and done

keeps my mind wondering

I dream of fluffy clouds and colorful rainbows

I feel the desire to love

but who knows

Only through God I shall overcome

I struggled everyday

my skin is still tender and raw

I pray for Him to light the way

I came and now I saw

To let go of sorrow

make peace within

Time is on borrow

life is not about pain but living

My past is now behind me

a new day has begun

Today is about me

and its only just begun

I don’t know what the future holds

tomorrow has yet to be written

My life is an open book

with entries still to be written

One thing I know

and I know for sure

I am a survivor

I owe that to our almighty Lord

(Donna M. Kshir)

Donna M. Kshir is an Author, Publisher, Activist, Podcaster, and Columnist featured in over 50 books. She is a writer who seeks truth and justice for children exposed to abuse. She speaks out and writes against these injustices done onto children. Donna’s work has landed her on Barnes and Noble, and Amazon’s bestsellers list multiple times. Her August 2022 release, You Are Enough, with Lee Cougardawn Roberts was the 25thx she hit Amazon’s best sellers list in multiple categories.

Donna writes under several pen names and advocates for those in need. She has spent much of her life dedicated to giving back to her community. Donna has volunteered her time and talents with various non-profit organizations over her lifetime, animal rights, volunteered at her children’s schools, in youth groups, and gives of herself as she is able with God guiding her journey. She enjoys a quiet laid-back lifestyle with her husband, children and grandchildren!

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