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If you find poetry helpful...

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Re: If you find poetry helpful...

Not exactly poetry, but a quote I came across via Criminal Minds!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us".

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 

For a variety of reasons, this really resonates with me, and is currently a bit of a source of comfort, and it feels realistic. Also resonates a wee bit I guess with some of the hindu and buddhist spirituality that I'm learning via yoga.

 

 

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Here's some poetry I wrote about breasts, cancer, emotions etc..........

http://lifeafterlola.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

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I liked the subtle theme

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AWWW!!! Both the poetries were so good. I really like this section

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My favorite:

 

I'm Only Human

 

Dear Self,
You are only human.
You are not perfect,
and really if you were,
how absolutely dreadful that would be.

But Self,
do remember,
that you are not defined by your imperfections,
you are not ruled nor controlled,
merely challenged.

Think of it this way,
you now have a chance to be better than you were,
you now have a chance to understand more about yourself,
people around you,
and the world as a whole.

So in essence what separates the wise,
from those who pretty much take themselves too seriously,
is your reaction to yourself.

Lighten up.
You're not all that bad.
You're actually really good.

So when you look in the mirror,
and notice all the blemishes,
smile and say,
this too shall pass.

After all,
you are only human.

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If you find poetry helpful...

This extract from an Emily Dickinson poem is pinned to my inspiration board above my PC:

 

"Hope is the thing with feathers

that perches in the soul

and sings the tune without the words

and never stops - at all."