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Poetry

I Am Loved

There you are

behind a soft, uncertain smile,

surprised that you are loved.

You are loved.

It is your expectation

that has made it seem not so.

You see the world and ask it to hold you

as you wish to be held,

and yet this is not the way life works.

Life will hold you as it holds you

so that you may learn

and grow

and be.

Love is born in the quiet room

between expectation and reality.

Hold yourself in your quiet

and you will finally say:

I am loved.

I am loved.

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Poetry

Isn’t It Funny

Isn’t it funny

that for a moment

you forgot how wonderful you are.

Sweet, dancing sunshine.

Isn’t it funny.

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Healing

Brave Face

I walk the streets listening to music that makes me cry.

I suppose I will do this until I have made peace with my past and become all that I am in this moment forever onwards, but for now, this is me: and me feels achingly beautiful. Like snow.

To walk the streets in this way, releasing newly risen anger and pain, is the gasp for breath I’ve needed to take for so long. Was I holding my breath, all those years? What did I do with anger and sadness before I learned to tie them in a ribbon of apricot sun?

I am no different to the one who reads this. Each of us travel through childhood gathering scars we will carry for the rest of our lives, or at least until we face them. I am facing mine, now.

I am feeling the anger and the pain.

I am also feeling a greater love than I’ve ever known.

For the sweet little girl I was, and still am in many ways.

For the beautiful people who loved me. How they nurtured my softness, how they pained to see it tarnished by the hardness of the world.

This is the gentle home of me.

Please, come in, just the way you are.

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Poetry

A Quiet Day

Today my heart is quiet.

And it knows deeply

that it has lived.

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Life

Just The Way You Are

For the ones who think they are broken.

You are beautiful.

Just the way you are.

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Poetry

I Am Free

I am a star

bursting to life.

There are no walls

in the sky.

I am free.

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Life

Lonely Soul

I choose a day of wonder

of shine

of love.

I choose a day beyond the never ending

notion

that I belong at the heals of another.

I choose myself, now.

I choose the people who care for my heart

like it is their very own sun.

See beyond the bend of your path

and you will find the rainbow of me.

See no further than the ties that bind you

and you will remain in the dimly lit room

of your lonely soul.

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Life

Dear Heart

Dear heart,

thank you.

For singing to me

the beauty of my soul.

And having me believe

every sweet sound of it.

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Life

Fire

What do you want me to be?

I can be that, for a moment, a day

a lifetime;

I can be your sun.

Shining in all the places that make

you

feel more,

and me

feel less

than the blazing fire

that I am.

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Life

Be Still

Be still, human darlings.

Never was there a day the wind stood still.

This, too, shall travel like the breath of the earth.

And though this wind will bring down branches,

and bend limbs into unrecognisable poses:

life remains.

So live.

Be still, human darlings.

Watch the wind pass in peace.