Something We’re Unable to Read

Trying to put the pieces together with words
I always thought
words would save me,
you know?
Now, after I write them
they fall
one letter at a time
down my cheeks
forming something
i’m unable to read

Maybe that’s why
Humpty Dumpty
was never identified
as an egg or by gender
It’s just a bit beyond
what words can do
And maybe that’s
why Humpty Dumpty
couldn’t be put
back together
because sometimes
it’s beyond words
And we have to
step outside of words
to find them
and be
within the Spirit
from which words
are born
allowing the letters
to fall
one tear at a time
And eventually
you look down and see
that you’re floating
upon God’s grace
through the storm
words can’t touch

But the Spirit
that birthed words,
birthed you,
carries us through
on a blessed current
of love
Created by every word
that falls
one letter at a time
down our cheeks
forming something
we’re unable to read



Author: thisholyinstant

Anthony Goulet is an acclaimed author, speaker and trainer whose books as well as his life's work in youth development is endorsed by national leaders in youth violence prevention, gang intervention, personal transformation and parenting. Along with being a former Detroit Golden Gloves fighter, Anthony earned the rank of second dan (degree) black belt in the American Karate Association, and was a a professional marital arts instructor. As a youth, Anthony experienced the powerful transformation and healing process of being a participant in youth programs. As his mentors and counselors helped him work through the pain, loss, tragedy, and trauma he experienced in his childhood, he uncovered something that he didn't know was there - a gift. With the guidance of highly skilled and passionate mentors and counselors, Anthony walked a sacred, healing journey from his head back to his heart. It is there where he remembered and reclaimed his vision, mission, dreams, and purpose. In 1991 he began his path in working with youth and young adults, and continues to facilitate the sacred, healing journey from the head back to the heart with all those he is entrusted to serve. In his twenty-six year career in youth development, Anthony has led gang prevention and intervention programs, prisoner reentry programs, and worked as a Certified Addictions Counselor with gang affiliated youth and adults providing relapse prevention for substance abuse and criminal behavior. Anthony continues to work full time as a Street Outreach Crisis Counselor who serves homeless, runaway, exploited, and sex trafficked youth by facilitating interventions, rescues, and safe transports on the streets; he also provides the longer term services of counseling and family reunification within the emergency youth shelter. Due to his personal testimony, twenty-six years of professional experience, and ability to articulate the process of transformation with passion and beautiful storytelling, Anthony continues to be sought by many organizations as an inspirational speaker, trainer and consultant. Anthony works full time as a Street Outreach Crisis Counselor in Montgomery County, Texas where he lives with his wonderful wife and children.

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