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How Do I Say?

November 13, 2013

I stumbled across this beautiful poem and it follows so perfectly the thread of forgiveness and self-love from yesterday’s post – I just had to share.

Jacqueline L. Robinson

How do I say
‘I’m not feeling loved
I’m missing myself
Can’t quite see me?’

How do I feel
Emptiness in my heart
To which I’ve become accustomed?

How do I heal
Pain buried so deep
I forgot it was there?

How do I let go
Long enough
Open enough
Deep enough
To feel all that is there?

What are the words?
Why is there fear?
How do I just let it be?

How do I say
‘I’m not ok’
Honoring the pause that follows?

How do I enter
Sacred space of surrender,
As tears softly fall from my heart?

So the question becomes:

How do I not?

Pain is my teacher
Advocate, guide.
Fear is my courage
Strength, catalyst for change.
Anxiety is the messenger
Of things to come.

How do I not
Embrace each of these?

Why must they be the antagonist
In this human charade–

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2013 6:13 pm

    What a moving poem! Thanks for sharing, Dorothy.

  2. November 14, 2013 9:36 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Dorothy. I love the concepts you share here on your site – we so need a new way of aging with grace, with love and appreciation for ourselves and all of who we are. Delighted to be connecting with you, and I’m so glad you happened by to read this post. xoxo

    • November 14, 2013 10:13 am

      It was my privilege to share your artistry with my friends. It touched me deeply and I know it will touch others. Life is a journey to be shared and I look forward to sharing a bit of it with you.

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