All posts tagged: self love

Strange Befores

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Strange befores Aftermath in hindsight Nothing In the middle But transient space Familiar voices In my head Speak about regrets Strange face Old pictures A me long gone Nothing Holds the wave of sadness Could have beens No more Familiar pain Throbbing A sad song humming Hope rising Stranger me Holding on to dear life In a life long gone Until my me broke free With nowhere to go Transient space

Fallen

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I am me Somewhere deep down Like snowdrops Green growth tries to break through layers of frozen can’ts My stomach churns The planted bulbs want to break free And there is not enough space within me For all that growth I will have to become bigger I will have to become more I will have to become stronger I will have to become me I will have to heal I forgive myself through space and […]

Daughter

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the photo of cake my stepdaughter made turned into an abstract piece of art with mirror imaging which makes it look like a later Vitorian brooch

Life isn’t Mutually exclusive Love isn’t Mutually exclusive Your space to live To thrive To grow My space to live To thrive To grow His love for you His love for me My love for you My love for him There is so much space For it all However, protect your love Your love for yourself Her pain Is not yours to carry Her darkness Is not yours to follow Her abuse Is not yours […]

10 years

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As it beganso it ends I handed myself overGave myself upI have claimed myself backI relentlessly believe in my powerYour spite and greedYour self-loathingWill eat youOne dayLet go of the monsterYou are better than that Geh mit GottAber Geh

All Edges

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I am always all edges Grating Scratching Upsetting Not fitting in I am always all edges Saying the wrong things Too much Too straight No filter I am always all edges Strong colours Strong bones Strong mind Strong willed I am always fighting Windmills Sometimes Enemies But they are mostly dead now Sometimes I wish For a little bit For a day or so I could just blend in Be a chameleon Pretend I know […]

You Can

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You can know yourself Like the back of your hand You can love yourself With all your might You can shine a light Into the dark corners of your soul While holding a poker –Just in case You can forgive So generously As if your life depended on it –It just might You can kick Your own backside Gently but assertive –When needs be You can stand tall Within yourself With pride and humility And […]

You cannot

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You cannot cross the same river twice You cannot go back to change regrets You cannot predict where tomorrow carries you You cannot know then what you know now You cannot sing an unwritten song You cannot feel when you are numb You cannot hear over the noise in your mind You cannot see what’s right in front of you You cannot fix what’s meant to break You cannot heal without looking in the mirror […]