My Help And Shield

My Help And Shield short poem

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Doing well in the Land that I love,
I give thanks to the God up above.
If not for him, I won’t be.
He comforts and steadies me.
If not I’d fall apart, uncertain
and drowning from provocation.
I had no choice but to depend on him.
He was my anchor and foundation,
when I had no friends, unsure
of whom to turn to, I looked to
the rock and my shield.

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A Registered nurse, wife, mother, poetic writer and United Way volunteer.Born in Belize, migrated to New York at age eighteen. After studying nursing, worked as an emergency room until starting a family.Having both natural and chosen children, it was the emotional struggles of the chosen ones that gave birth to many of her poems.Ruthieg believes that when all is forgotten or ignored, expressive words linger or get heard. That it is important for the hurt and wounded to have a voice, for that purpose, many of my poems were written.
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