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Little girl of Wall Street statue

I Don’t Owe You Pretty

I don’t owe you pretty,Just because I’m born a girl.That’s not what I am about,That’s not what I bring this world. I don’t owe you decoration,I don’t need to paint my face.I don’t care to meet your image,I don’t choose to walk with grace. I can break your old glass ceilings,I can rewrite what has

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Butterfly

What If It Wasn’t A Cage?

What if it wasn’t a cage?What if it was a cocoon?Maybe, being imprisoned in our homes, being made redundant from our own lives, was exactly the environment we needed in which to grow.They say that change feels like loss.They say that the most beautiful flowers grow in the deepest mud.They say that the darkest moment

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Toddler boy at window

Life After Lockdown

I think it’s time to tell the story of the journey we’ve been on,Now that life is slowly starting up again.Perhaps it’s time to take a look at how we’ve fared along the way,How we’ve learned to cope when nothing is the same. We are hesitant to rush out and embrace the life we knew,We

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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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Father holding toddler daughters hand on beach

Dear Dad,

Dear Dad, You are the yardstick on which I measure every man I meet.You are the foundations upon which my humour, my judgement and my moral code were built.Your words of wisdom ring around my brain on a daily basis.Thanks to you I have some mad handy skills, I didn’t even know I would need.Thanks

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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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Pascal Campion, an excuse to do nothing, poem Donna ashworth

You Will Look Back On This

You will look back on this my friend,And you won’t remember the boredom,Or the loneliness.You will remember the sunshine,And the way the stars looked brighter with every passing night. You will look back on this my friend,And you won’t recall the money worries,Or the isolation.You will remember the laughter shared with friends on a screen.The

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It’s Not ‘All Lives’

But ‘all lives matter’,I hear the people say.But it’s not ‘all lives’.That we’re fighting for today. Would you hose down a building,Next to one that was aflame.Just to make sure the street,Was treated just the same? It’s the lives which are thwarted,By the colour of their skin.When that tone creates the reality,The human will live

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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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Mother Nature poem

Come Back With Kindness

Come back with kindness, come back with grace.Come back with less hurry,Less rush,Less haste. Come back with kindness, come back more wise.Come back with more thought,For your seas,For your sky. Come back with kindness, come back with light.Come back feeling more,Keep the true things,In sight. Come back my children, but tread with more care.Have love

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The Last Time

I think I held your hand,The last time.I know I had to hurry away,I should have been content to stay.That thought haunts me daily,The last time. I should have said so many things,The last time.I should have reminisced some more,Brought wondrous memories to your door.That would have been so perfect,The last time. I hope you

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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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Not Yet

Be still my friend, you’ve come so far.Fear not, our time is plenty.Don’t rush to shackle the shackles off,There’s time to do this gently. Stay strong my friend, it’s not so far.This will not last forever.The day will be more sweeter still.That day, when we’re together. Haste not my friend, there’s danger still.Your life is

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Dear god, its me

Hey God, It’s Me…

Hey God, it’s me.I don’t know if you can hear me or if you’re even real.I don’t know anything much at the moment.But I know I’m ready to come home.I can’t take another day down here God.It’s too hard.The pain is too much to bear and I’m not strong enough to keep going.The suffering is

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I Stay Away

I stay away because I want you there.I wave at your window because I care.I call on a screen to shield you from harm.I want you around when this is long gone. I drop off supplies and smile and waveI’d rather stand here than stare at your graveI miss what we had but I’d miss

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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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Last Night My Country Clapped Their Hands

Last night my country clapped their hands They stood out in the street Or opened a window up high To show the heroes We are here. …. Last night my country clapped their hands They came out from their houses And joined each other Together even though We are apart. … I cried when people

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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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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 Am Gone

When I am gone, you can love me best,By giving the parts of me away,to whose who wait to die.Or those who wait to see.Or those who wait to live. And if you need me,Put your arms around someone else.Someone who is worthy of your need.And feel with them, the love I gave.Let it come.

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Put Down Your Phone My Friend…

Put down your phone Look around There is life all around you Colours, sounds. There are people you love Sitting silent and lonely There are words to be said If you would only… Put down your phone. Put down your phone When breaking bread When lying in bed Your love by your head. You are

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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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