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

Saturday, July 15, 2017

poem ~ the beach view

I see this view
in front of me,
My heart feels connected
to everything I see.

Peace and calm
with music and a beat,
The sounds of the island 
are a gorgeous retreat. 

The depth of the sky
and it's colors complete,
From sun up
to the sunset out of reach.

The beauty of the water
as the sun shifts though the day,
Changes in the hues 
as it ripples far away.

How can I not leave
a part of me, 
In this beautiful place
that surrounds me?

The beach is calling 
out my name,
I'll answer the call
to find my home in its frame.

Life so simple
and yet so complete,
The joys of each day
in each moment are so neat.

The time here has been
amazing to the core,
As I unplug and rejuvenate 
every part of me even more.

I will miss days like this
as I return to the routine without this view,
But I know in my soul
it's only a matter of time til I come again it's true.

© Misty W Gilbert 
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheBeachView
#BeachBum #VacationAtTheBeach

poem ~ I Wonder

I wonder what would happen
if we focused on love and not hate,
I wonder if we would find
a life without judgment we would make?

I wonder what would happen 
if in this vision of living true,
We spent more time removing the mask
instead of blindly walking through?

I wonder what would happen
in the sorrows we face each day,
If we’d find that in the open space of our mind 
was the greatest way to live alive?

I wonder what would happen
if in learning to be just us,
We understood that the foundation of all love
starts with the concept of complete self-love?

I wonder what would happen
if we’d come to really see,
That all the issues we thought exist
really were from a loveless principal of belief?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #IWonder #Reflections #ADifferentPerspective #ThePowerOfChoice 
#LoveOnPurpose #CreateTheLifeThatYouWant

Friday, July 14, 2017

poem ~ Facebook Zoo

To think that the things you post
should come to divide the ones you love most,
When really in this world so wide
all your trying to do is live your life.

Yet even the best of Friends 
with hearts aligned in front of them,
Will separate apart its true
because of words written in truth.

No matter how you say it
even with the kindest of words you use,
Some will never see it
for your perspective is blind from their view.

It will sneak upon you
and probably even rock your world in two,
And though you’ll try to make amends
the time has come for the relationship to end.

Don’t let this stop you today
from sharing your voice and stuff about your day,
Not everyone can handle the truth
of what you speak from deep inside of you.

Remember as you walk away
the memory of each will always stay,
Don’t give up on you
even if others do.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #FacebookZoo #TrueFriends #RelationshipsMatter #BeYOU

poem ~ I Am for Love

I am for love
because it matters to me,
I am for love
because I believe it makes me free.

I am for love
because how it fills my soul,
I am for love
because it never makes me full.

I am for love
because I was made to be,
I am for love
because it's a choice from me.

I am for love
because how it feels to my heart,
I am for love
because love can't tear me apart.

I am for love
because of the things that I am,
I am for love
because of the things that I can't.

I am for love
because of what it does,
I am for love
because of all that it was.

I am for love
because of the life that it brings,
I am for love
because it's in spite of everything.

I am for love
because it's really real, 
I am for love
because of how it can heal.

I am for love
because it's the purpose in me,
I am for love
because I always will be.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #IAm #LoveOnPurpose #ChooseLove #Love

Thursday, July 13, 2017

poem ~ reflect on my day

I reflect on my day
and am so grateful for you,
The part that you play
in my journey along side with you.

I reflect on my day
and the chance to relax,
And unwind from all the things
that've been filling my heart to the max.

I reflect on my day
and the music that was created,
With lyrics to encourage
and lift a soul that's been discouraged.

I reflect on my day
and what it will do,
To shift your perspective
when you allow it to.

I reflect on my day
and it's lessons for me,
As I continue to become
more bold and shining brilliantly.

I reflect on my day
and the courage to be me,
Living my life
with my heart intentionally.

I reflect on my day
and the simple life I can live,
Here at the beach
in my quiet retreat.

I reflect on my day
and the experiences I had,
To embrace creation
of God's beautiful island.

I reflect on my day
and the words just don't come,
For I know there won't be
another one just like this one.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Reflections #Gratitude #Thankfulness #LifeIsBeautiful #YourLifeMatters

poem ~ it looks to me

It looks to me
like you’re hiring fear
Because of what you pay for it
in the life that you hold dear.

It looks to me
that fear is an amazing friend
Because of how close
you keep it near in the end.

It looks to me
that fears one of your friends
Because of how well
you keep in touch with them.

It looks to me
that you’ve made boundaries a wall
You hide behind
even tho its no protection at all.

It looks to me
that you are agreeing with your chains
Believing that freedom
isn’t the promise that it brings.

It looks to me
that you think this is what you really want
Because the life that you keep living
leaves you forever on the hunt.

It looks to me
that you think the secret in life
Is what you can achieve
or call yours with pride.

It looks to me
that no matter what you see
You believe that happiness exists
somewhere outside of thee.

It looks to me
that if you would stop and just be
You’d see that the life you want
is the spot right where you are standing with me.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #ItLooksToMe #YouGetWhatYouFocusOn #ThePowerOfChoice

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

poem ~ moments like this

It is in moments like this
when I am scared to write
And tell you all my thoughts
that I have about life.

It is in moments like this
when I look at you,
And wish that I could tell you
all the things I find true.

It is in moments like this
that I wonder if you know,
That I love that badboy look
as you uncover your soul.

It is in moments like this
when you are hiding from me,
And won’t let me see
those blue eyes averted intentionally.

It is in moments like this
when I see all your flaws,
Yet it draws me to you
with unbearable claws.

It is in moments like this
when my heart skips a beat,
That I wonder if by chance
you could feel the same way when we meet.

It is in moments like this
that you make me feel calm,
As if the world all makes sense
at the rise of each dawn.

It is in moments like this
that you make me feel perfect,
And I wish I could understand
how much you add to my purpose.

It is in moments like this
that I want only you,
For I feel a deep connection
to your soul it is true.

It is in moments like this
that you make me happy as can be,
So I am writing to say
let's risk life together please.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #MomentsLikeThis #CaptureTheMoment #EmbraceTheJourney #YouAndMe #Together #RelationshipsMatter

poem ~ inside of you

Inside of you is a deep dark hole
where vulnerability looms and grows,
What will it take for you
to discover this part of you?

Inside your heart down deep
is an abyss of beauty harbored to keep,
What will it take for you
to let a little bit of it shine through?

Inside of your being is a longing to be known
and accepted for every part that is unknown,
What will it take for you
to share it with the world and be thoroughly exposed?

Inside your soul is a gorgeous look
of intense feelings that would rock the brook,
What will it take for you
to paddle down in your own canoe?

Inside of your mind is the mansions you keep
and a story that stays secluded from reach,
What will it take for you
to unlock the door to the room with a view?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #InsideOfYou #BeYOU #Authenticity #BeCourageous #BeAnOriginal

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

poem ~ the art of authenticity

The art of authenticity
means it isn’t something that eludes you,
It requires you just to be
you as only you can do.

The art of authenticity
means you will open up and share,
The things that are on  your heart
that are stored from the well in there.

The art of authenticity
means it only comes from you,
It isn’t forced or demanded from
a source outside your view.

The art of authenticity
means there is not another mold,
That can make the original you are
when there isn’t one to hold.

The art of authenticity
means to be creative in being you,
In all the things you like
and say, think and do.

The art of authenticity
means that you will be completely true,
To all the colors that there are
so deep inside of you.

The art of authenticity
means that you can never be fake,
Because to be something different than you are
would be an intrusion you can’t take.

The art of authenticity
means I will accept and love me for me,
To try to create something else
is to put my value upon the shelf.

The art of authenticity
means I honor you and me,
For when we see each other as we are
we show more love beyond the stars.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheArtOfAuthenticity #Authenticity #RemoveTheMask #BeYOU #BeAnOriginal #YourLifeMatters

Monday, July 10, 2017

poem ~ Thank You

Today I say thank you
to my spiritual life coach
For triggering me deep
and causing me to use the telescope.

Today I say thank you
for making me dive in the waters deep
When last week all I wanted
was to say fuck you all week.

Today I say thank you
for making me hate what you said
And for all the tears that I cried
sending me down this journey that you led.

Today I say thank you
for not giving up on me
And showing me the path
of life that I can have abundantly.

Today I say thank you
for helping me to see
A part of my soul
that was hiding from me.

Today I say thank you
for showing love to me
And a perspective from God
of more freedom through questioning these.

Today I say thank you
for giving me the tools
To look inside really deep
at the story in a new version of repeat.

Today I say thank you
for the skills that you have
To help me let go
of these lies that I still have.

Today I say thank you
not because the pain is all gone
But because I believe
in the process of becoming undone.

Today I say thank you
for the truth that you share
For it’s a layer onion process
to get to the sweet spot in there.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #ThankYou #Coaching #CoachingPushingMyButtons #NotGonnaQuit #PersonalGrowthDevelopment #GrowBeyond #ChangeIsGood #NewBeginnings #OnionLayers

Sunday, July 9, 2017

poem ~ coaching

Coaching will challenge you
and rock you to your core,
And test every belief 
you've held onto before.

Coaching will force you
out of your comfort zones,
And ask you to acknowledge 
the feelings you've given a home.

Coaching will create in you
a path to go deep,
And inspect all the information 
you harbor and keep.

Coaching will show you
the light in the dark,
And give you a perspective 
that's a realization to mark.

Coaching isn't easy
and necessarily fun,
And though it's productive 
there's a price to be won.

Coaching is awesome 
even when it's hard to do,
And see all the reasons to continue
when there is deep pain inside of you.

Coaching will help you
unravel your dreams, 
And give you a purpose
beyond any one thing.

Coaching will focus on
all the things you ignore,
And help you discover 
the life you want and so much more.

Coaching has changed me
over and over again,
And given me the keys
to unlock the greatness within.

Coaching is one of the reasons I can be
living a life that's abundant and free,
And so though I'm at a crossroads today
I'll keep pressing on towards healing always.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #CoachingPushingMyButtons #NotGonnaQuit #ThePowerOfChoice #PersonalGrowthDevelopment #NewBeginnings #GrowBeyond #ChangeIsGood

poem ~ the beach walk

I walk along the path
not knowing where it goes,
Content to just enjoy each step 
that leads to where the water flows.

Along the path I see
sandunes piled on each side of me,
The plants that grow up from the birms
loom bright green through sandy turns.

The path is sprinkled with shells and such
discarded by the waves they've touched,
It's hard to believe this exists 
around the world just like this.

Emerging up from the brim
I see the ocean in front of me,
How can I not gasp my breath
and be thankful for this day of rest. 

The endless sea is calling me
to come and sit with its beauty,
And watch as the waves toss and roll
one of top of another in an endless flow.

The roar of the waves that crash towards me
are a blissfulness to witness, 
As I watch them do their thing
I feel a peace settle beneath all I see. 

The meaning of such times like this
no words can convey the depth of it,
It's something that lives in your soul
and gives meaning to the world you know.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #Poetry #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice  #2017VacationNumberTwo #BeachBum #TheBeachWalk #TheBeachLife #RelaxationAtItsFinest

poem ~ the volatile life

Part of me is angry 
that after all the work that I've done,
That there is more yet to do 
in finding true freedom.

Part of me is hurting 
at the work coaching brings,
And the things it tears up
that are hiding in me.

Part of me has cried
at all this has done,
To stomp on the beliefs
that I have held onto like a gun.

Part of me is flabbergasted 
that you can find it so fast,
Even when I've let go
of so much awful trash.

Part of me wants the pain
just to go away,
Because I feel
it's too much to deal with today.

Part of me knows
that to deal with the light,
Means humanity must be discovered
through the darkest of nights.

Part of me gets
that truth can really hurt,
Because it will cut through
all the tough spots of dirt.

Part of me resents 
the threads of abusiveness,
That threaten to torment me
and makes this a volatile mess.

Part of me hates
when you tell me to let go,
Because I know what has come 
from staying true to my soul.

Part of me is irritated 
when you tell me I'll be just fine,
As if you know what I am going through 
in this quest of life that is mine.

Part of me wants to run 
oh so very far,
From everyone and everything
that's been a part of my journey thus far.

Part of me understands
that to get to this place,
I've got to face all the demons
that haunt my beautiful face.

Part of me wishes
there's a place I could leave, 
All this baggage I have to sort through
to become freer indeed.

Part of me feels
through all of this mess,
I'm gonna find deeper beauty
that gives more strength not less.

Part of me is grateful
for what others see,
And how they help me uncover
who I want to be.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheVolatileLife #HealingInLayers #ThePowerOfChoice #RemoveTheMask #HeartPioneers

Saturday, July 8, 2017

poem ~ what if pain is a gift?

What if pain is a gift,
Of showing you
everything that is
and what is not so?

What if pain is a gift,
And isn't really a curse
but to help you believe
even when it hurts?

What if pain is a gift,
Of showing you what to remove
of the lies and stories
stuck inside of you?

What if pain is a gift,
That shows you the path
in the way to the truth
and the way out of shit?

What if pain is a gift,
And not something you can control
but to surrender to the work
that it's doing in your soul?

What if pain is a gift,
That you shouldn't run from
but needs to be comforted
to release the tension?

What if pain is a gift,
Was the chance to discover
the meaning of life
and the real you undercover?

What if pain is a gift,
Even when it's tearing you in two
to give you the ability
to become a more beautiful you?

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #PainIsAGift #LifeIsAGift  #ThePowerOfChoice #EmbraceTheJourney #NewBeginnings #YouAreBeautiful #ATimeForEverything

Friday, July 7, 2017

poem ~ the gut wrenching process

I am sure you feel it
just as I do,
When your heart is breaking
and you haven't a clue.

The pain rips it to pieces
leaving it all black and blue,
Showing you clearly
you've got more work to do.

What would it be like 
to live without such pain,
I continually ask myself
knowing the question is in vain.

I sit here and reflect
on the stirrings in my soul,
Knowing another layer of transformation
is in the process for me to grow.

I look out at the water
that stretches out till it meets the sky,
And with it it takes
all my questions why.

The strength that it gives me
as I sit here and reflect,
Helps me to release
all the things I want to forget.

As the water moves on
rippling along at a clip,
I feel it taking away
that pain buried inside of me.

Maybe its really not
how could I ever know,
But I'm gonna pretend
and make it so.

It could be its really
just soothing my heart,
And giving it love
down deep in the ugly parts.

Today I will love me
and not expect me to be,
Further along in my journey
unraveling the pain inside of me.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Reflections #Transformation #TheGutWrenchingProcess #CocoonToButterfly #BeautyFromAshes #CreateTheLifeYouWant

poem ~ the pain

You're doing a work 
down deep in my soul,
Right now it is hurting
beyond my control.

Coaching is awesome 
and can be a bunch of fun, 
And other times it just makes you
feel like the best thing to do is run.

In order to change 
and bring about something new,
I've got to be willing 
to see it from a different view.

I've got to address 
the stuff deep in my heart,
That feels better left in
every bit of the dark.

It's causing me to doubt
the plan you have for me,
When I feel an upheaval
shaking the very root of who I be.

I've been here before
and I'm sure I'll be here again,
But in the meantime my soul 
is bleeding out of control.

What's causing it to hurt
so undoubtedly so,
As I try to figure out 
the path out of this hole.

Why do the answers 
have to be so far away,
When I'm wanting the help
to fix this today.

Give me the strength 
Lord I ask yet again,
Because I don't feel I can do this
with all these thoughts in my head.

How can someone see clearly
the things I want to see,
When I'm desperately trying 
to be the best I can be.

I promise to face
every bit of the pain, 
For healing will come
in the midst of the rain.

Help me to not lose heart
and to give up and quit,
For there is purpose 
absolutely in all of it.

It's refining me through the fire
and purifying me as gold,
And the pressure is intense
as it sets to unfold.

I don't want to be 
partially beautiful in the end,
So I have to stay focused 
on embracing the pain within.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #Reflections #PainIsAGift #ItHurtsLikeHell #DontQuit #KeepTheVision #StayFocused #CreateTheLifeYouWant

Thursday, July 6, 2017

poem ~ At The Beach House

To the Beach House I'll go
to the Beach House I'll stay,
To the Beach House I want to live
day after day.

At the Beach House you'll find
it's one of a kind,
The moment surreal
to this heart of mine.

At the beach House it is
where you connect with your soul,
For it's what makes you come alive
when everything else takes control.

At the Beach House I unplug 
like no other way around, 
From this life that everyone lives
back there in town.

At the Beach House life is simple 
each and every day,
Living for the moment
not worried about yesterday. 

At the Beach House nothing matters
but sand water food and sleep,
For everything else will wait
until it's time to leave this retreat.

At the Beach House you can find me
when it's vacation time,
For a beach bum life 
is one of my 2017 Goals this time.

© Misty W Gilbert
#Poems #AuthorLife #MistyWGilbert #TheSassyVoice #TheBeachHouse #VacationAtTheBeach #BeachBum

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

poem ~ secrets

Will you tell me your secrets?
I wanna hear your heart.
I wanna see your soul.
I wanna know what you know.

Will you tell me your secrets? 
I wanna keep them safe. 
I wanna see life through your eyes.
I wanna be the one to make you whole.

Will you tell me your secrets?
I wanna answer your questions. 
I wanna be there with you.
I wanna give you hope.

Will you share your secrets?
I wanna love you.
I wanna show you I care.
I wanna let you be you.

© Misty W Gilbert
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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

poem ~ Independence & Freedom

what is it to you?
How do you connect 
to the things you long to do?

does it run down deep in your soul?
And give you release
from the things that burn to control?

will you embrace it in every single way?
Choosing to walk
in the abundant life paved today?

is it to live from the curse of life?
Letting go of everything 
that's kept you chained up inside?

can you see what it means?
Will you believe in its power
to live life beyond the things that you've seen?

will you receive it within?
And remove the boxes 
paced by all your fellow men?

can you see it as a choice?
To let go of the lies
and embrace the voice of life?

how can you not share?
The life that it brings 
to everyone far and near?

© Misty W Gilbert 
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

poem ~ sick day

The body is so strong
and amazing at what it can do,
It holds up under pressure
and keeps fight though the tough stuff to.

The body can be weak
at the same time too,
Not able to take
anymore of what you're putting it through. 

Long hours without sleep
and limited water consumption, 
Make a chic out of balance
in two crucial components. 

Add some stress
and employment issues in the mix,
And you'll suddenly find
yourself in a big fix.

No matter how much
you just try to go and do,
Sometimes your body tells you 
it's time to halt things for a few.

The pains there to remind you
that something's amiss,
And to get back on track
requires your attention to this.

Don't fight it's message
for it won't do any good,
Your body is perfect
it just needs to be understood. 

Show yourself some love
and speak kindness to your soul, 
For not one of us plans 
any sick days to go.

Take care of you
because you only get one,
And in creating the balance
you'll resume racing along. 

© Misty W Gilbert
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

poem ~ relating to life

I want to read the poem 
and hear what you have to say,
But I'm afraid I can't read it 
for it's what I face everyday.

I want to read the poem 
because what you write is so real,
Yet at the same time it captures all the pain 
I many times really feel.

I want to read the poem 
because they touch upon my soul,
And make me feel somehow 
at home this world I don't really know.

I want to read the poem
you capture every day,
For they bring energy to the things 
I wish I had the nerve to say.

I want to read the poem
as it makes me feel alive,
In spite of all the things I feel 
and how I want to run and hide.

I want to read the poem 
because I relate to you,
The way you write the words
and positive impact it creates on my day.

I want to read the poem
and become fearless in all I do,
But I wonder if that's really possible 
even when you tell me it is true.

© Misty W Gilbert
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