The Gathering 

I’m the lowest I’ve been 

Sleeplessness sinking in 

I can’t go back to what I’ve been 

 

I don’t want to breathe 

If it do it might find me

All I’ve been hiding from 

 

I was promised love

I was promised the wonder you feel when you look in their eyes

I was promised the best time of my life

 

It’s a lie cuz I have found nothing but crying

Sleepless nights losing my mind

Come back to me

I need comforting 

 

Enter the gathering 

Mothers anciently surrounding  

As I am down on my knees 

They hold me the mothers they hold me 

Enter the gathering 

Mothers anciently surrounding  

As I am down on my knees 

They hold me the mothers they hold me 

 

I can’t trust what I’m becoming

Body bruised and broken

No longer made of something 

Worthy of beauty or esteem

Society has spoken 

And somehow I believed

 

but I couldn’t possibly, no I couldn’t be

Be rid of the evidence, they were a part of me

Soft place that once was a home

How dare it remains now that they’ve gone 

I can’t go on trying to hid while looking behind 

I dont need hiding, I need comforting 

 

Enter the gathering 

Mothers anciently surrounding  

As I am down on my knees 

They hold me the mothers they hold me 

Enter the gathering 

Mothers anciently surrounding  

As I am down on my knees 

They hold me the mothers they hold me

Fragmented parts scattered across 

Parts of me weeping, whispers of loss

Creation, destruction, expansion,

It all feels so much 

 

How hard it is to hold this shame

To speak it out loud and call it by name

Bravely I asked, they whispered

They felt the same 

 

Whispers to wailing until it rings clear 

You’re not broken, there’s nothing to fear

They say we’re here

We’re here

And we hear 

 

Enter the gathering 

Mothers anciently surrounding 

So you can fall to your knees

We’re holding you

Mothers are holding you 

 

Enter the gathering 

You’re safe there’s space for surrendering 

The pain, the grief, the shame 

Let it lift 

There you’ll remain 

Wholly 

You are whole, you are whole, you are whole, you are whole

You are holy