Lessons Learned

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It all hurts…

other’s cruel intentions
life’s accidental interventions
immature decisions
wounding by self-infliction
external forces not caring about consequences

But it gave me…

an understanding of people and boundaries
resilience in the face of catastrophe and tragedy
consequences and wisdom
pain to overcome
the determination to fight injustice

Life is hard but living is knowing how to keep the goodness thriving in it.

Feeling Safe

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I long for the restful places
where the pain
is expelled or soothed
every thought on paper
brings a downturn of
painful emotions
an uplifting
into understanding
and peace
from hurtful emotions
a broadening
of my horizon
when I let go of
expectations
easing into serenity
and calm
finding
my happy place

 

So Proud

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life tasked me
with motherhood
my answer
an enthusiastic acceptance
to comply

my heart grew up
and bigger with him
my life turned upside down
lessons learned changed
my future self

such a man now
a decent one
not a little big boy
he’s leading the charge
on the rest of his life

his determination
replaces my worry
his success now leads him
the torch is passed
with relief and validation

so proud

 

 

Back To Center

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Inspired by Hélène Vaillant – What Do You See? – 2/12/19

it starts with a question
followed by a step

but left or right
fast or slow

choose my instinct
or use my brain

a wrong turn here
the right opening there

following dead ends
escaping them eventually

wishing for shortcuts
realizing there are none

taking the time needed
to find my center

Challenges

always tossed about
life’s waves pitching you around
riding out the storms

Attaining maturity gives you the ability to throw an anchor overboard at just the right times. It’s a knowing that life will be a wild ride but you’ll always be able to hang on. You understand that things will eventually calm down to where you can survive. And be in command of a bigger boat.

Self-Destruction

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Drink up, have fun, enjoy! Woohoo!
But where’s the life when the party is killing you?

The music’s loud, the friends are funnier, and the strangers even friendlier.
A false sense of bliss down the path of minds blown and bodies wasted.

Life is grand!  
Til the next day.

Bold plans spawned, confidence bolstered, unstoppable!
Reality check – the greatness is slowly wasting away inside.