Modern Poems · Spontaneous writing

I Believe In Me

Not in another place, but this place;
Not for another hour, but this hour;
Not in sweet heaven, but this bitter earth;
Not desired by stars, but this weary heart.
We have wasted so much life,
worried about future,
dwell on past,
afraid of a true self,
fear of the collective.
We want love,
yet we fear love;
We want to love,
yet we fear to love;
and the more we fear,
the more fear finds us.

We had opulent dreams,
We made seamless plans,
But how many of us can say we see them through?
We admire nature,
We deify leader,
And how many of us can say we truly accept ourselves?
There is always a turmoil between the heart and the mind....
There is always a battle between the spirit and the flesh.....
There is a great man in us, and a hopeless coward, too.
In this worldly masquerade,
We all show off what is not really us;
In this grand vanity fair, 
We all thrive for what is not worth having.
And still,
I believe in me,
I believe in happiness,
This is the life I am here for.
and I owe it to myself to live it, 
I believe in me

7 thoughts on “I Believe In Me

  1. Remember your own beautiful empowering declaration: this is the life I am here for, and I owe it to myself to live it unapologetically!
    I thought I would look at your earlier work…I have missed you being around…Life happens and some seasons bring on busyness of things to do or a busyness of the mind…

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear friend, for visiting and leaving your kind words when I need them the most🙏👩🏻‍🦰😃. Indeed, I’ve been a bit silent lately since I am experiencing some trigger moments from the ‘past ghosts’😂😅.

      Your message is a God sent and I’m grateful for you, Tony!🥂🤗🍵

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