THE MOUNTAIN

The Mountain If the mountain seems too big todaythen climb a hill insteadif the morning brings you sadnessit’s ok to stay in bed If the day ahead weighs heavyand your plans feel like a cursethere’s no shame in rearrangingdon’t make yourself feel worse If a shower stings like needlesand a bath feels like you’ll drownif…

JUST SLOW DOWN

Slow down…

slow down everything.

your breathing

your thinking

your emotions

your movements

your words

your listening

slow it all down and you will feel life seeping in through the gaps.

ideas seeping in, joy seeping in, solutions seeping in,

peace seeping in, love seeping in.

if you will only just slow down.

 

AFTER A WHILE

AFTER A WHILE You learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul And you learn love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t always promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and…

DEAR WOMAN,

  Dear Woman, Sometimes You’ll just be too much woman. Too smart, Too beautiful, Too strong. Too much of something That makes a man feel like less of a man, Which will start making you feel like you have to be less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make Is removing jewels from…

I’VE LEARNED…

I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows. I’ve learned …. That just one person saying to me, ‘You’ve made my day!’ makes my day. I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is…

THE SNAP

THE SNAP

There is only so much a girl can take, only so much weight she will bear in silence.

If you push and push, and pick and pick, and prod and poke me.

There will come a day when I will stop bending and I will snap.

When I snap, no matter how much you regret placing the final straw that broke my back, it will be too late.

Take me for granted today, miss me tomorrow.

Never mistake silence for weakness, or acceptance.

The silence is giving you time to reflect upon your choices, before it’s too late.

 

LOSE

DOWNLOAD PRINT ABOVE   LOSE Lose your cares, lose your fears but never lose your wonder. Never lose the way you’re so excited by the thunder. Lose your shame, lose your chains but never lose your spark. The burning, churning essence that’s shining from your heart. Lose your worries, lose your way but never lose…

HEAVEN

HEAVEN “Follow me”, she said, “I’m going somewhere new. It’s not a place on any map, it’s deep inside of you. You can’t get there by car, or boat or any train, You get there just by feeling, by switching off your brain. It’s far beyond the madness, far beneath your fear. Under all the…

BURN BRIGHTLY

Burn Brightly
Make Waves
Live loudly
Sparkle Fiercely
Love Wildly
Care Deeply
Speak Truthfully
Listen Carefully
Touch Tenderly
Eat Deliciously
Smile Randomly
Dream Imaginatively
Laugh Contagiously
Dance Freely
Forgive Faultlessy
Give Endlessly
Wake Excitedly
Sleep Peacefully
See Vividly
Burn Brightly
Make Waves
Live loudly
Sparkle Fiercely

 

 

 

FINE

FINE I’m balanced on a knife edge, running out of time. My heart’s exploding in my ears but still I say ‘I’m fine’. I’m hoping you won’t notice, yet praying that you care My world is turning inside out, no one can reach me there. I’m swimming for the surface, I’m using all I’ve left…

THE THIEF

  There is a thief, that steals people’s lives It takes people’s children and husbands and wives. It hits without mercy, it strikes without care. It wipes out your dignity, rips out your hair. It starts who knows where and strikes who knows when. It’s sometimes defeated and comes back again. The tears that have…

SHE

  She made broken look beautiful She wore her wounds like a majestic pair of wings and rose above mediocrity every day. She Appeared so delicate but was made of something stronger Stronger than anything the world has seen before She Walked across hot coals and broken glass every moment she breathed And smiled through…

I HEARD A LITTLE VOICE

I heard a little voice, She whispered “It’s time. It’s time for the madness to stop The comparisons The punishing regimes The dysfunctional relationships The caring too much The giving too much The beating down of self.” She whispered more strongly this time, inside my head. “It’s time to start the living of life Free…

SONG: COVFEFE

We have plenty of poems here at LPIO, but let’s have a little ditty of a song to lighten your day! Jumping on the covfefe bandwagon along with 7 million others and why not, it’s fun! Goodness knows we all need some fun right now. Enjoy and remember, it’s not politics, it’s just a funny…