pulled to bleeding extremes

The feet of a tightrope walker.

The feet of a tightrope walker. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

pulled away from one’s dream

how close we travel to beyond

how horrible one’s life is pawned


tightrope walking on the sill

there is no magical, happy pill

held ransom by love so misunderstood

shaped and tangled driftwood


when will it end, who will bend

how many awful moments will you  spend

wandering lost, no release

when will the fighting ever cease


the remedy is not simple

ripple effects leave a horrid dimple

what you say or what you don’t

consequences say I won’t


on the outside viewing in

you say stand tall, stick out your chin

you are not the one who will receive the blows

you have not wandered where the shadow shows


the fear is deep, the joy replete

there is no hope, only defeat

do what I say or you are on your own

so this is the  path that I must own


it is not easy to love oneself


we have to give up all the labels we have struggled with for: “forever”

we have to redefine ourselves

we have to take courage to believe we are someone of worth

we have to strip ourselves of illusion

we have to find joy in who we are

we have to believe in ourselves

we have to trust ourselves

no one can do it for us

no one can tell us we are good

we have to do if for ourselves

we have to walk our life

we have to take the steps

the ultimate courage

to take responsibility for who we are

and allow ourselves to feel

to feel hurt

to feel joy

to feel pain

to feel lost

to feel want

to feel sorrow

to feel grief

to feel response

to feel wonder

to feel delight

to feel love



no matter

the outcry of the masses

no matter

the distinction of a few

no matter

what anyone says to you

believe in you

you have worth

English: Projected density plot of a redshift ...

English: Projected density plot of a redshift z=2.5 dark matter halo from a cosmological N-body simulation. The visible part of the galaxy (not shown in the image) lies at the dense centre of the halo and has a diameter of roughly 20 kiloparsecs. There are also many satellite galaxies, each with its own subhalo which is visible as a region of high dark matter density in the image. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

you are okay the way you are

you are unique in all of the cosmos

you matter

because you are

compassion for oneself

compassion for your humanity

accept your humanness

accept who you are

you have a right to BE

be gentle with you

be gentle