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Monday, July 31, 2017

poem ~ the abused soul

Oh if you could believe and see
the deep wounds that lived inside of me,
Then maybe all the things you think
would shift the perspective that you keep.

See some think they know the story so well
in reality they’ve just built their own to tell,
But you can never really know the truth
until your own opinion releases its root.

In order to gain the simple trust
of someone whose been abused so much,
You have to let the truth be known
and provide a safe space for each to own.

Not all your friends will be able to accept
or absorb the graphic pain you lived years through yet,
And though that hurts because it’s very real
your story still you must completely tell.

If you could have the faith to see
that all of this created you who you be,
So strong and loving to the core
boldly assertive and authentic even more.

Don’t let those that don’t get you
ever stop you on the path you choose,
For life has a purpose of greater truth
in spite of those who reject its message through you.

For to make a significant impact
you must leave the ones stuck in fear and regret,
And reach the ones waiting in the dark
that want true freedom and a better life to start.

So keep your focus on your vision clear
because you know this is a season here,
And as you live with your passion of fire
you’ll find the ones that treasure it with abundant desire.

Remember how you lived entrenched in such fear
believing life was meaningless and pointless my dear,
Because of all the boxes people around you required
you didn’t flourish or live remotely inspired.

Sure you had Jesus there in your heart
but the illusion of freedom was the biggest part,
For life was built all around rules
without an objective of love and grace as tools.

No the benefits in life were limited at best
for nobody believed you were doing your best,
So continually you lived just trying to cope
feeling that in everything that there really was limited hope.

So trust me when I say that I honestly get it my friend
for I’ve been where you are in a box full of secrets that don’t end,
But until you’ve been through a full transformation deep
you’ll never know the release from the desperation you keep.

Yet I promise if you’ll take the time
you’ll find a heart that’s renewed like mine,
And your true light will radiantly shine
for life is quite beautiful when its meaning you find.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheAbusedSoul #YouMatter #YouAreLoved #YourStoryMatters #WhoseVoiceAreYouListeningTo  #CreateTheLifeYouWant #LiveIntentionallyInFreedom

Sunday, July 30, 2017

poem ~ if God said

If God said 
in the beginning was the word and the word was God and the word is God,
Why do we make "The Word" the bible when it wasn't written until after Jesus death?

If God said
you must become like a little child to know and understand me,
Why do we believe we have to hold onto the truth we think we know in our adult minds to figure out Jesus?

If God said
children are a gift from God,
Do I have to read this to know and experience it or is it true even if I don't?

If God said
I am the way, the truth, the life,
Why do we believe that this means The Bible?

If God said
in Me you will live and breathe and have your being,
Why do we believe that through The Bible is to live and breathe and have our meaning?

If God said
He is not a respecter of persons, 
Why do we put more importance and priority on The Prophets in The Bible as having more truth or understanding of God then what God reveals to us individually?

If God said
come unto me,
Why do we turn this to mean come to the church to spend time with God?

If God said
I have loved you with an everlasting love,
Why do we believe we can ever do anything to be removed from God's Love?

If God said
in this world you will have trouble,
Why do we seek a life without trouble?

If God said
I have come that you may have life,
Why do we believe life only happens in heaven?

If God said 
the things you do here and now have an impact,
Why do we say that there is no significance in earthly life?

If God said
you shall live by faith,
Why do we expect to see the path for our lives laid out on a map?

If God said 
your sins have been buried and covered up,
Why do you continue act like they are alive?

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #IfGodSaid #GodsPlan #GodIsWithMe #Faith #Truth #LiveIntentionally #CreateTheLifeYouWant

Saturday, July 29, 2017

poem ~ I Love Jesus

I Love Jesus 
I really really do,
You don't have to believe me
even though I cuss a little too.

I love Jesus 
with every part of my heart,
That doesn't mean I'll do things
the way you think is so smart.

I love Jesus
but I want to live my own life,
And not be put in these boxes
you think are so quite nice.

I love Jesus
but I'm not gonna believe, 
All the things you tell me I have to do
when faith is all I need.

I love Jesus
even if we disagree,
That doesn't mean I'm wrong and your right 
just because different perspectives we see.

I love Jesus 
and don't do all the things you say,
And yet I'm loved completely
each and every single day. 

I love Jesus
but I am gonna be fully me,
For I know the truth of how
unconditional love sets people free.

I love Jesus
and wanna be like him,
And make a difference in your life
by questioning your thoughts again and again. 

I love Jesus
and want you to know,
You don't have to be in my life
if the way I live brings grief and strife. 

I love Jesus
that doesn't mean everything I say,
Will be something you agree with
or remotely make your day.

I love Jesus 
and I am happy in this fact,
That I've got a purpose to fulfill
in spite of your judgment, condemnation and attacks.

I love Jesus
and will tell you here and now,
I will continue to be bold and shine
with authenticity and love divine. 

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice  #ILoveJesus #BeYOU #BeAnOriginal #TheYOUnique #Authenticity #WalkingInYourOwnShoes

Friday, July 28, 2017

poem ~ the story

You have a story in your mind 
about what you should and shouldn't do,
And how if you live it right 
you'll have the life that's meant for you. 

You have a story in your mind 
making everything right and wrong,
And in this constant evaluation 
you are kept ever so strong.

You have a story in your mind 
that in order to arrive,
You've got to do everything just right 
or God will deny you access to live a "blessed" life.

You have a story in your mind 
that says in order to be free,
You have to have everything that's missing
or happy you'll never be.

You have a story in your mind
from the experiences you've been through,
Yet if you would open up your eyes
you'd see another perspective that's even more true.

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheStory #ADifferentPerspective #ThePowerOfChoice #Truth #LiveIntentionally #CreateTheLifeYouWant

poem ~ my heart says

My heart says I love you
and I know it to be true,
For I've connected to you in a way
like nobody else has been able to do.

My heart says I love you
for you hear me through and through, 
It's part of the reason
that I want to know more about you.

My heart says I love you
for the way you just get me,
Even when I don't express myself
in a way I want to be free.

My heart says I love you 
for the words you say to me,
Because one of my love languages 
is affirmations in thoughts shared by thee.

My heart says I love you 
for all the ways you let me know,
That I really am important 
in your world that's not a show.

My heart says I love you 
and I want you to see,
The impact that you've made
is significant in me.

My heart says I love you 
and I'll always be glad,
For the way you've touched my life
and given me freedom I didn't have.

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #ILoveYou #HeartOfLove #Love #ChooseLove #Freedom #LiveIntentionallyInFreedom

Thursday, July 27, 2017

poem ~ driven

Are you driven because of a meaning
and purpose deep in your soul?
Or are you driven to prove something
beyond your control?

Are you driven from a depth
of a well within your heart?
Or are you driven to live a life
meeting every important mark?

Are you driven with a heart
open to love in all that you do?
Or are you seeking validation
from external things you do?

Are you driven to be the best
because you know what you can do?
Or are you trying to destroy the connection
to those surrounding you?

Are you driven because its energy
that inspires you every day?
Or are you living under demands
to make life go a certain way?

Are you driven to learn compassion
and acceptance for who you are?
Or do you feel that you got to be driven
to prove who you really are?

Are you driven with a light
that shines from the core within?
Or are you giving life a box
in this only one you’re given to live?

© Misty W Gilbert
[Poem inspired by a conversation with Kayla Cotten]
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Driven #ADifferentPerspective #RemoveTheMask #BeYOU #Authenticity #RealLifeExamples

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

poem ~ love a little, love a lot

love a little, love a lot,
love because 
it's a choice to not. 

love a little, love a lot, 
for to love is a benefit 
more than it's not.

love a little, love a lot,
love for reals 
with everything you've got. 

© Misty W Gilbert

#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Love #ChooseLove #LoveOnPurpose #ThePowerOfLove

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

poem ~ the truth

When someone asks you a question,
Are you prepared to tell the truth?
Or do you look for the edge,
To share only a sliver of its roots?

When the truth is asked of you,
Will you look it in the eye?
Or will you dodge behind a pretense,
With a mask all full of lies?

When the question is specific,
Will you respond in generalities?
Or will you open up your heart,
And share all the qualities?

When the truth might cut them deep,
Will you hold back in fear?
Or will you share with those around you,
The things that you hold dear?

When life renders you heartache,
Will you respond still in truth?
Or will you walk away from being honest,
Even when your known for this value since your youth?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheTruth #Truth #Authenticity #RemoveTheMask #Clarity #Honesty

poem ~ the words

When you hear the words I never wanted you
it’s impossible to comprehend,
Why someone would become a parent
and make a choice to this end.

When you hear the words I don’t want
to have you in my life,
It makes you question all the things you said and did
including all the charity funds you felt cause to give.

When you hear the words I won’t forgive you
by someone you thought was a Friend,
The meaning of such words just confuse you
when they promised to be there till the end.

When you hear the words I don’t love you
even though I said I did,
Sometimes rejection takes awhile
to heal the residual painful ends.

When you hear the words I hurt you
it pierces deep within the heart,
For that was never the intent
to bring grief to any endless part.

When you heart the words I miss you
from someone you care about,
It makes your heart skip a beat
as you wonder how to fulfill the missing need.

When you hear the words I need you now
I want you to stop and think,
About the deposits that you’re making
into the lives of everyone you meet.

When you hear the words I forgive you
they always create a start,
To beautiful new beginnings
of a connected giving heart.

When you hear the words I will always give
you a piece of my heart,
I hope you know the impact you send
beyond the love and grace you generously extend.

When you hear the words I want you
to share with me this life,
It gives a new perspective
for the meaning of husband and wife.

When you hear the words I believe you
it always helps one begin,
Even when you feel you’re failing
to achieve the dreams you’ve been called to live.

When you hear the words I love you
they always melt the heart,
For love is something that will heal
every broken and bleeding mark.

When you hear the words I promise you
a life that never ends,
It brings hope to live in this moment
on this journey with you my Friend.

© Misty W Gilbert
April 2017
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Words #RelationshipsMatter #ThePowerOfChoice #CreateTheLifeYouWant #LoveLanguages

poem ~ the beauty of the day

the beauty of the day
begins and ends with you
it's not about the moment
but the things we hold on to,

the beauty of the day
and the longing in my heart
to embrace every moment
from the very start,

the beauty of the day
don't let it slip away
for everyone is a gift
but it's a choice if you see it that way.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheBeautyOfTheDay #LifeIsBeautiful #LifeIsAGift

Monday, July 24, 2017

poem ~ the truth will set you free

The truth will set you free
In spite of all the pain in you,
But in order to remove all the bad
You’ve got to detach from what you had.

The truth will set you free
But the process can be painful too,
To embrace something new
Means a part of you was untrue.

The truth will set you free
As you gasp the light in front of you,
No matter how dark it gets
You can choose to not be scared of it.

The truth will set you free
When you let go of what you think you believe,
And choose to open up your heart
To a perspective beyond just a little part.

The truth will set you free
And give you hope that's mightily,
As you embrace life intentionally 
You’ll see the art in living with liberty.

The truth will set you free
But it takes purpose to let it be,
In how it guides you there
When everything feels like a dare.

The truth will set you free
Even when others try to keep you there,
Just let the noise go silent for a few
Letting the light illuminate the answer in you.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheTruthWillSetYouFree #Freedom #LiveIntentionallyInFreedom #LightInYou #Truth

Sunday, July 23, 2017

poem ~ profile view

Why do you hold back
and only show us part of you,
When what we really want to see 
is the full view not just the profile of you?

Why do you just give us a glimpse
of the side of your face,
As if you have something to hide
or don't want us to see the look in your heart that resides?

Why do you hide your eyes from view
afraid to tell the story in you,
Do you think you can keep this undercover
believing we won’t ever be able to discover?

Why do you hide your pain away
when your energy reads it very plain,
Your audience wants to know the truth
why you keep this shadow so close to home in you?

Why do you keep this part of you a secret
when all the rest of you has been written and shared to view,
What will it take for you to feel safe
and be vulnerable with all of us with what is at stake?

Why won’t you let us love you for you
as you teach us to think about ourselves too,
What will it take for you to see 
that we really do love every part of thee?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheShadowOfYourFace #ProfileView #ShowUsYourFace #YoureBeautiful #RemoveTheMask #Vulnerability

poem ~ If God Said

If God was in the beginning 
and is in the end,
Is it possible to ever be without God? 

If God said
He made all living things,
Is it possible that He had a purpose when He made Satan too?

If God said 
you will know good and evil,
Is it possible that knowing good and evil was God's plan as a tool of enlightenment now that He has given you with a choice?

If God said
you were made in His likeness,
Is it possible for you to be wrong when God crafted all of you?

If God said 
the truth will make you free, 
Is it possible you don't have the truth if you feel unfree?

If God said
I came that you might have life, 
Is it possible to give up the fight to find life and realize you already have it?

If God said
your faith has made you whole,
Is it possible it's not a prayer or baptism or asking forgiveness or confession of sins that makes you whole? 

If God said
all things work together for your good,
Is it possible nothing that happens is bad because it all has a useful purpose?

If God said
He has given each of us gifts,
Is it possible that you aren't using the gifts God has given you?

If God said
you can do all things,
Is it possible this means He had given you the same power to be an overcomer? 

If God said 
faith is the substance of things,
Is it possible that your life won't be what you want without faith?

If God said 
seek me and you will find me,
Is it possible this seeking God isn't to do so in The Bible or Church but that He is in everything and everywhere and that this is how He wants us seeking Him? 

If God said
there is no condemnation, 
Is it possible that we've got the wrong perspective in how we view ourselves and others? 

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #GodsPlan #GodIsWithMe #Faith #Truth #LiveIntentionally #CreateTheLifeYouWant

Saturday, July 22, 2017

poem ~ single

The fun thing about being single
is there's no one to tell me when,
I have to go to bed
or what TV show I must watch instead.

The fun thing about being single
is I get all the covers to myself,
I can even sleep in the middle
without ever thinking twice.

The fun thing about being single
there's no one to blame for reals,
About all the money spent
for living life with all these bills.

The fun thing about being single
and searching for a better life,
There's no one to interrupt
the stories running though my head about life.

The fun thing about being single
nobody expects me to make them a meal,
And nobody is gonna complain
when I took the last of what it was they want.

The fun thing about being single
is I can talk to myself,
And nobody will hear me
for there isn't anyone listening to my voice.

The fun thing about being single
in reality is many things,
Because every phase of life
has beauty in everything.

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Single #SingleWithAPurpose #ADifferentPerspective #Gratitude

Friday, July 21, 2017

poem ~ Love Like Pure Water

Oh how I want to really live
A life full of love
To everyone I shall give.

A life that will love
With a heart pure like water
For out of it generosity flows wider.

To be pure like water 
Means my reflection it will bare
Every mark of intention and authenticity flare.

And to reflect clarity there
I must genuinely seek
Excellence in all my pathways that meet.

To genuinely live purely
Is to be renewed fully
By forgiveness and love solely.

In renewal I will find
My heart is just like thine
And to love is simply just kind.

For my heart wants to know
And authentically grow
To expand love just like the oceans depth.

As authentically you discover
Its view is like no other
With various hues to uncover.

When the view of love you see
You’ll profoundly be free
To live from the heart intentionally.

Once you’ve been made free
No longer can you ever be
Enclosed in any boxes indefinitely.

To love like pure water
Is my hearts call to you
For the impact is undoubtedly beautifully true.

As you answer your hearts call
I hope you’ll give it your all
For to really love isn’t ever small.

The choice to give your all today
Is the message love has to say
There’s always more as you can’t give it all away.

As you reflect on this message my friend
Please know the benefits will never end
As to love like pure water is where it begins.

© Misty W Gilbert
April 2017
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Love #LoveOnPurpose #LoveLikePureWater #ThePowerOfChoice

Thursday, July 20, 2017

poem ~ the wall of pain

We all have inner wounds
that bring deep grieving too,
For circumstances that happen
that we never planned to go through.

Sometimes they can hurt worse
with even the gentlest touch,
For the pain that's on the surface 
can be triggered by oh so much.

When someone thinks they're helping
and tries to comfort you with their care,
Sometimes you wish they could see the truth
of everything going on in there.

No matter how it looks
from the outside looking in,
I promise even in pretending to be tough
they really want the pain to end.

It takes a heart to be vulnerable 
to share the details with you,
So you can change your perspective about
all the things that they've been through.

It's weird what can trigger it deep
even after years of healing energy,
The wounds can leave such great scars
for healing comes through layers and parts.

It can be as simple as a glance
or snide remark or two,
That pushes their hot buttons
as memories come flooding through.

To share in someone's pain
means to love them through it all,
For to make it harder for them
will only build up invisible walls.

No matter how it may seem
to someone else today,
Kindness to each and everyone
will help them make it through these things.

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #PainfulMemories #PainIsAGift #TheHealingJourney #TheWallOfPain #EmotionalPain #TheJourneyThroughPain

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

poem ~ look beyond

You wonder what you can do
to change someone's life,
When all it takes is
to give them a bit of your time.

Help them to see
how you value you and me,
And show them you really care
by the way you feel about their affairs.

Listen to what's going on
inside their heart and mind today, 
And let them know you're sorry
for all the pain exposed along the way.

Look into their eyes
and see the beauty of who they are,
Quit trying to heal 
all their deep wounds and ugly scars.

Feel their perspective as your own 
in all that grieves their soul,
And then maybe you'll come to know
the person you wish you'd always known.

Say the words they need
to hear from you just because, 
For you can never say them enough
when I Love You benefits all of us.

Don't stop and ask what you can do
instead just look around to see,
For I promise there's much more
then you could ever hope to explore.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #YourLifeMatters #ADifferentPerspective #ThePowerOfChoice #LoveOnPurpose #ShareInEachOthersLives

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

poem ~ knock knock

Knock Knock
Whose there?
Just me.
Me who?
Me who really misses you.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #KnockKnock

Monday, July 17, 2017

poem ~ if you could

If you could give grace
instead of condemn,
Do you think the result
would be better my Friend?

If you could show love
instead of react this time,
Do you think you might gain
another perspective in your mind?

If you could be patient
instead of demanding again,
Do you think you would see
an outcome that’s beneficial to each end?

If you could embrace your feelings
that you shove deep inside,
Do you think you might realize
why you were created to be human and not demonized?

If you could see fear
as a path for excitement for life,
Do you think you might resolve it
with a greater appreciation at its sight?

If you could realize
there is nothing to regret,
Do you think every choice that you make
is just what you get to accept?

If you could be real
and honor all of you,
Do you think you might have compassion
for all you have been through?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #IfYouCould #YourLifeMatters #GiveGrace #BeYOU #ThePowerOfChoice

Sunday, July 16, 2017

poem ~ I'm in Love With You

I'm in love with you
For who you are
And the beauty that shines through.

I'm in love with you
For sharing your soul
And telling me all the things you hold.

I'm in love with you
For being a part of my life
And sharing in the moments alike.

I'm in love with you
For giving me a spot with you
And helping me feel connected to you.

I'm in love with you
For living this life
With all your heart on its ride.

I'm in love with you
For showing the world
Just how much you care.

I'm in love with you
For the uniqueness of you
In all the ways you are excellent about being you.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #ImInLoveWithYou #YouAreLoved #BeYOU #BeAnOriginal #TheYOUnique