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Woman holding hands with spirit illustrator

I’m In The Rain

I’m in the rainI’m in the painI’m in the blood within your veinsI’m in the airMy favourite chairI’m in the soulful way you careI’m in the nightI’m in your sightI’m in your heart and holding tightI’m in the skiesThe children’s eyesI’m in your sobs and in your sighsI’m in your lifeThe cause of strifeAnd that

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Woman asleep on bed in ocean

One Tiny Step

ONE TINY STEP When things get tough, really tough.And you don’t have the will, the answers or the energy to fight any more.There is only one way to go,Forward.One tiny, tiny step, at a time.If you can’t see the way forward, look, quite simply, for the very next step.Take that.You’re moving.One tiny step at a

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Mother and daughter in lake

If I Ever Have To Leave

If I ever have to leave you love,Please know I didn’t choose it.You were my every waking thought,My world, I wouldn’t lose it. If I ever have to leave you love,Don’t think I didn’t fight it.If I had any choice at all,We would never be divided. If I ever have to leave you love,I truly

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3 girls splashing in the sea, body confidence

There Was A Photo Of A Woman

There was a photo of a woman on the internet,She was smiling as she splashed amidst the sea.I read the comments underneath and this is what they said,“Her body is just way too big for me”. There was a photo of a woman on the internet,She was laughing and dancing, life seemed good.I read the

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Little girl releasing balloon

Tu me manques…‘you are missing from me’

The french don’t say, ‘I miss you’, they say… Tu me manques…‘You are missing from me’. You are. Missing. I feel your absence as though it were avital part of my body that’s gone.A part of my body that I need very muchbut for some reason, I continue to live on. You are a vital

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If You Have Ever Lost Someone To Suicide…

If you have ever lost someone to suicide, you will know what it’s like to feel guilt…Guilt that you didn’t see more.Guilt that you didn’t do more.Guilt that you couldn’t find the glue to stick their shattered pieces back together.Overwhelming, cloying guilt, that suffocates you in the deep of the night and drowns your body

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You Were Just In Too Much Pain

You were just in too much pain to keep on living.And I’m sorry that I didn’t see that now.I think your soul was just too bruised to keep on giving.And you had to take the pain away somehow. If I’d called you just once more, could I have saved you?Would my need to have you

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And I Am Glad Again, That I Feel Pain…

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to feel everythingSo deeplyLike the weight of the world is mine to bear. Sometimes I wish I was one of those who breezeSo freelyThrough the chaos and the crisis and the suffering. Sometimes I wish I didn’t come apart so easilySo spectacularlyBut the pain is often just too much

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You were born without a worry, poem by Donna ashworth

YOU WERE BORN WITHOUT A WORRY

You were born not caring much,For the curves along your thighs.And it took you several yearsTo care a thing about your size. When you die, I’m kinda thinking.That your thoughts won’t stray to that.You won’t waste your final breath,To utter words of being too fat. Yet the years spent in-between,From your birth till you depart.When

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Hilda, poem, self love, poem body confidence, poem ageing, poem for body acceptance

There’s A Woman In My Mirror

There’s a woman in my mirrorAnd she looks a lot like me,Though there’s lines around her eyes,And her hair is wild and free.She is plumper than myself,And she is definitely grey.Did I miss the day this happenedHas she always been this way? And this woman in the mirrorHas an air of something calm,Like a tide

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Because This All Ends…

We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.The trouble is,Everything passes.Live fiercely my friend,Because this all ends. We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.So never believe,This is your story,It’s a chapter my friendNothing more. We say ‘this too shall pass’,And it does.So face the wind,With courage and hope.Every storm eventually,Runs out of rain. We

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Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,

Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that?Somebody somewhere is replaying your voice,Heeding your words, to help make a choice.Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you,Did you know that? Somebody somewhere is saying your name?Did you know that?Somebody, somewhere is talking of you,Praising your heart and the things that you do.Somebody, somewhere is saying your

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May your days be filled with laughter

May…

May your days be filled with laughter.May your chores complete themselves.May your mind have time to wander.To a sandy beach of shells. May your morning stretch be graceful.May your lunch be full of taste.May your inspiration find you.May no moment go to waste. May your lonely days be lacking.May your friendships linger strong.May your thoughts

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The Greys, the Dimples, the Rolls, the Wrinkles,

The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the wrinkles,Don’t strip you of your grace.The lines, the weight, the clothes that pinch,Don’t steal light from your face. If you could see what I can see,Your world would open wide.The way your smile lights up the sky,The soul you have inside. The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the

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Home schooling

And So The Children Learned….

And so the children learned… That heroes are everywhere and that they really don’t wear capes. That when bad things happen, people do good things, they will remember that much longer than any maths or science lesson. The children learned that old people are a treasure, that they hold the secrets to overcoming any adversity.

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Angels On Earth

Angels On Earth ….. And so the earth angels came together, to answer the call of humanity in crisis. They stepped forward without hesitation, to stand between us and the danger.  They have done so many times before.  But never quite like this. ….. The earth angels kissed their loved ones, one last time, before

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In The Quiet

In The Quiet…. I heard a little voice in the quietIt sounded like somebody said my nameIt sounded like your voice in the quietAs though you’re trying to help me rise again. I told the little voice in the quietI said that I was very scared indeedI felt your loving warmth in the quietI knew

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Before The Virus Came Along

Before the virus came along Life was fast and ruthless And the world spun like a wheel Going round. Before the virus came along People were busy and breathless Their lives lacked simple things Like time. When the virus came along The wheel was forced to brake Momentum lost its power And stopped. And people

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Heal the world poem/ pandemic poem

Whilst The World Is Locking Down

Whilst the world is locking down… Take the time to pause. To reset. To switch off and on again. Whilst the world is locking down. Take some time to reflect. To connect. In other ways. Whilst the world is locking down. Take the chance to look around. Inside your mind. Find what you need, in

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Don’t Fall In Love With A Body

Don’t fall in love with a body Bodies change. Fall in love with a laugh, or a twinkle in the eye. That way, should those blessings ever wane, you will do your best to bring them back. And we all need someone who wants to bring back our twinkle, someone who lives to make us laugh.

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What’s It Like To Be A Woman….

‘What’s it like to be a woman?” A little bird whispered in my ear. ‘Is it just like being human?’ Oh it is so much more, my dear. ——————————— We are the holders, we are the keepers, Of the secrets and the truth. We are the safe place in a storm, The creator of all

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Be Kind…

If you’re worried you’re not kind enough, Then you’re probably already so. Because kindness is within you, You just have to let it flow. It’s the wishing good on strangers, Even though your day is grey. It’s the smiling at the lady who Is getting in your way. It’s the little spoon of sugar, That

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Don’t Miss Me More Than Once A Day

Don’t miss me more than once a day, For life is moving fast. Don’t wish all of your time away, Dreaming of the past. Don’t waste the moment looking at, The things I left behind me. I’m not within those walls or boxes The heart is where you’ll find me. Don’t dread to say my

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And Still I Rise….

Still I Rise BY MAYA ANGELOU You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With

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Donna Ashworth Poem/ poem about women/ Ladies Pass It On Poem/ empowering women poem

Strong Women Break

Strong women break Strong women fall Strong women rise again. Strong women bend Strong women yield Strong women grow through pain.  Strong women fear Strong women falter Strong women do it anyway. Strong women doubt Strong women hurt Strong women make it look easy. Strong women make Strong women build Strong women, sister, friend, mother.

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Grief/loss

When I Leave Love Me Still

If you wish to love me still when I leave you can by loving others by giving new love  by not losing hope by still seeing joy by living your life like it cries to be lived by letting go when the natural order demands it by being at peace with the circle of time. If

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I Hope You Live More Loudly

I hope you love more deeply. I hope you laugh hard. Every single day. I hope you learn to love yourself for just who you are, right now. I hope someone loves you the way you deserve to be loved. Completely. I hope your dreams make it into reality. I hope you feel the sun

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Let’s All Be A Little More ‘Hilda‘

Let’s all be a little more ‘Hilda’, I say Let’s squeeze so much joy into every day Let’s tackle new things with no fear of falling Let’s live for today and quit with the stalling Let’s show our true selves, in all of our glory Let’s remember each day, we are writing our story Let’s

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KEEP GOING

Keep going, my friend.Keep your eyes to the sky.Keep letting in light.The morning is nigh. Keep going, my darling.Keep hope in your soul.Each minute’s a victory.Each new day, a goal. Keep hoping, my love.Keep reaching for hands.Take everyone’s offer.We’ll pull you to stand. Keep going, my wonder.Reach deep to your core.The answer’s within you.Just dig

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Beneath The Sweater And The Skin

Beneath The Sweater And The Skin How many years of beauty do I have left? she asks me. How many more do you want? Here. Here is 34. Here is 50. When you are 80 years old and your beauty rises in ways your cells cannot even imagine now and your wild bones grow luminous

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I Hope You Find Someone…

I hope you find someone, who won’t let you face the darkness alone I hope you find someone, who listens; to your words and your silence I hope you find someone, who loves to make you laugh I hope you find someone, who sees you ∼ I hope you find someone, who wants to know

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HAVE THE COURAGE….

Have the courage To live as a whole To listen to your heart To talk to your soul To know who you are When others do not To look for the vibes To listen to thoughts Have the heart To shoulder the world To see that we’re one Whether man, boy or girl To understand

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When I Am Older…

When I am older, I will be louder And tell people just what I think. I will wear what I like and none of it will match I will live life right to the brink. When I am older, I will love every moment And forget all the nonsense of life. I’ll go straight for

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Silence Isn’t Golden

Silence Isn’t Golden I feel ‘Fine’, ‘OK’ , even ‘good’, the overused lies, Said on repeat, so the truth can still hide. Then out of nowhere a confidence to open that door, Just a small step, a shuffle, a mere slide on life’s floor. To you though it’s huge, you have achieved, Yet your subtlety’s

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WHEN I SAY I LOVE YOU MORE

I don’t mean that I love you more than you love me. I mean, that I love you… More than all the obstacles life will put in front of us. More than the distance between us. More than the sum of the hardships we will bear. More than the lure of any other life. More

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TO THE WOMAN

TO THE WOMAN with the full-time career, who occasionally feels the guilt of the life choices she has made… you are doing a great job. You’re an inspiration, keep on your path if feels right for you and don’t bow down to societal pressures until it suits, if ever. Young women everywhere will look up

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THE WISE OLD WOMAN

THE WISE OLD WOMAN I once met a wise old woman, whose face spoke of many hard years She was eager to part me her wisdom and her words surely moved me to tears. ‘Put it down’ she said with great passion ‘That load which you’re carrying there It was only supposed to be fleeting

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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.  

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HE

He …is the ying to my yang, the sane to my mad and the mad to my sane. He …is the moon to my sun; we each have our turn to shine. He …is the spark to my match some days, the water to my fire on others. He …is often both the rock and

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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

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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

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WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF?

WHAT ARE LITTLE GIRLS MADE OF Sugar & Spice and all things nice? Hell no… Little girls are made of smarts, intuition, empathy and determination. And that’s just for starters. As they grow into women it becomes very clear that little girls are made of something very strong indeed. Strong with the softest centre and

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DO NOT GO GENTLY INTO THE NIGHT

We are here for but a short time but if you are fighting against the wind of change, it can feel like a life-sentence. Instead of an adventure. It should feel like a wonderful adventure. You have been growing and changing since the day you were born, nothing new there. Embrace the changes, embrace the

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You Won’t Find My Worth In There…

Don’t define me by my size, You won’t find my worth in there. See no measure in my thighs, Or the colour of my hair. Don’t judge me on possessions, Or the holidays I take. Don’t wonder of my treasures, Or the money I may make. I’m a mixture of emotions, All rolled into a

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NOVEMBER

Hello November… Darker days, cosy nights. Everywhere, twinkly lights. Time to think about your year, A calm before the festive cheer. Grab your loved ones. Hold them tight. Enjoy the peace. Keep shining bright.

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