It has been too long since I sent you a poem.
I recently spoke at an event in Uluru, and was sent this poem by one of the participants; I felt it all.
May you gain from these words exactly what you need today. And I ask you to please send this poem to any of the women in your life, who have in the past, or who are currently living within this poem.
she sat at the back
and they said she was shy
she led from the front
and they hated her pride
they asked her advice
and they questioned her guidance
they branded her loud
then were shocked by her silence
when she shared no ambition
they said it was sad
so she told them her dreams
and they said she was mad
they told her they’d listen
then covered their ears
and gave her a hug
whilst they laughed at her fears
and she listened to all of it
thinking she should
be the girl they told her to be
best as she could
but one day she asked
what was best for herself
instead of trying
to please everyone else
so she walked to the forest
and stood with the trees
she heard the wind whisper
and dance with the leaves
and she spoke with the willow,
the elm and the pine
and she told them what she’d been told
time after time
she told them she never
felt nearly enough
she was either too little
or far, far too much
too loud or too quiet
too fierce or too weak
too wise or too foolish
too bold or too meek
then she found a small clearing
surrounded by firs
and she stopped and she heard
what the trees said to her
and she sat there for hours
not wanting to leave
for the forest said nothing…
it just let her breathe
Wishing you a weekend of breathing.
As always, I would love to hear your insights, thoughts or musings.
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