Sarah Trites is a poet, a board member of SUFU, and a member of the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council. When she is not working to advocate for herself and her fellow citizens with developmental disabilities, Sarah likes to watch TV, play games, and spend time in her community with supports from her family and services.
Listen to Sarah’s story below:
Lost in a Storm
By Sarah Trites
Deep inside ourselves
We seek to understand,
That which is beyond all understanding.
We desperately look around us
To find something familiar
Something tangible that we can hold on to.
But there is nothing,
Nothing but a great tempest
Crashing in the sea.
And the terrible storm rages out of control.
We become transfixed by our own fears
Not knowing in which direction to swim.
Or should we just stay where we are
Struggling against the pull of the undertow
All seems lost to us and then,
The storm clouds finely part.
Lifting the Vail of despair from our eyes.
Over the new horizon we see her.
Our hearts leap with joy
At the sight of those tall masts and sails.
We know our rescue is at hand.
And as we stand safe on her deck
Looking back from where we had come
We remember the storm,
As we bravely sail on