Righteous Murder

Do not be afraid to heal darling
You've clung to that identity
for far too long
Peel it off it's doing you harm
Don't let the fear of something new
stop you from rising
and building something fresh
Sometimes a birth requires a death
Let your wounded version go
take away its breath
it's too heavy to carry any further
The universe recognizes
a righteous murder

Written by Janey-Coyne Scaturro


I've always had fragments of my own poetry and song lyrics swirling around in my head since I was young but I never thought to write them down. When I turned 49 in 2012 and was one year away from 50 it dawned on me that I had more time behind me than in front of me so I felt an urgency to finally put the thoughts and feelings down on paper. I had no idea that hundreds of poems were about to pour out, enough to fill six books so far. They are mostly about living and loving and the struggle of trying to get it right, triumph and failure, pain and joy, and the wonder of this thing we call life. My books are published on Amazon Kindle Ebooks. Fibromyalgia is what I have, it does not define who I am, or limit what I can accomplish.