As a child, writing short stories and plays were a coping mechanism to the madness around me. It was during the mid teens in which I dicovered poetry…or poetry discovered me…it’s a fine line. While living in a dorm at a Christian home for troubled young people is when it began. This is the very first poem I ever wrote and put to paper, at sixteen years of age.
Why am I so messed up inside
Holding feelings I don’t want to hide.
I’m trying so hard to deal with myself…
But my problems are left sitting up on the shelf.
I try to clear them to no avail..
Everything I do just seems to fail
Nothing I do seems to turn out right
But something inside me won’t stop the fight
I’m torn and tossed in this stormy sea
Trying to find who I’m meant to be
So many emotions all bottled inside
It can really mess up ones heart and mind
Things are confused…jumbled together,
Making my heart feel so under the weather.
I’m hurting and hurting, the pain is so deep,
I’m climbing the mountain but its still too steep.
I need someone to lean on, who’ll understand,
Someone who’ll lend me their helping hand.
Most people are users…they like to abuse…
So when I get hurt…it’s really nothing new.
They say they’re “playin” but it cuts like a knife,
They just itch to cause someone strife.
Now my emotions are scarred and abused,
Body and soul are battered and bruised.
So be ready to fight…take it in stride…
Cuz this is a game…most people call life.
Lisa J Emery ’85
We’re often our own worst enemy, second guessing ourselves and not listening to or avoiding that still small voice inside…or by not slowing down enough to hear it.
Sometimes it’s our fear of what others will think or how they’ll react that paralyzes us.
When we learn to Love and Accept ourselves the fear dissipates…as though the “shackles have been released” and you become free to Be your Authenic Self…not the one behind the mask.
It only matters that You give Yourself! Permission to Be! The Greatness You Are.
#PeaceAndLove friends ♡♥
Mother nature sends her love ~ heart shaped leaf falls from above ~ look around and you will see ~ that love is everywhere…and free
As we move through this craziness called life we experience the push and pull of the cosmos. Life is a journey..a rollercoaster…and as such there will inevitably be ups and downs. This quote captures the beauty..and oxymoron of life. When we reach those lows..remember its a natural part of the cycle, and how we react to these situations determines how quickly the lows will pass.
Like the cha-cha its a dance of two steps forward, one step back.
#PeaceAndLove to all