the beautiful things they do…

the stunningly beautiful things they do

if you keep trying to find love
with people who are broken inside,
i assure you, you will spend every last
bit of your energy,
and every last moment of your life, so lost,
searching for understanding of why they do all of
the harmful, destructive things they do…

save yourself for someone who is whole within,
and i promise, you will get to live your moments,
and spend this journey,
endlessly in awe of the way they do all of the
stunningly beautiful things they do

– butterflies rising

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an unshakable bond…

just go towards yourself, choose to love yourself more

and every time they
try to make you feel unworthy,
just go towards yourself, choose to
love yourself more, and build such
an unshakable bond with your worth,
that there’s just nothing they can ever do
to take you away from it

– butterflies rising

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growing wings…

my full-bodied existence is beautiful

i didn’t know how to measure my worth,

i didn’t know how to measure my worth,
and it led me to someone who measured his worth
in attention from her, and also her, and her,
and any other her to hurt me

he thought there was power in possession and pain,
and that a man’s kingdom should be built
on the stepping of her back, and the forfeit of her crown

so i forfeited. and i faded. but i’m learning things…

like how real lovers don’t come in numbers. they aren’t prisoners.
they’re not meant to be suffocated, or left for granted.
how i’m full enough of wonder to hold someone’s attention.
that my full voice matters,
my full-bodied existence is beautiful,
and that a man on the strong side of oppression isn’t
the same thing as a man who is strong

– butterflies rising

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breathe through…

not everything finds peace through forgiveness

on forced forgiveness…

not everything finds peace through
forgiveness. it just doesn’t. and trying to force
something you don’t authentically feel can
not only keep you from healing, but it can also
be a reinjury to your spirit.

sometimes you just feel it in you,
how forgiveness is asking too much of you,
and it’s not because you’re holding on, it’s because
sometimes the burden of that shift,
that closure, that resolution, it isn’t your work.
it’s the other person’s energy to move, and you cannot
move energy for others.

with those things, let it be ok that all they ask of you
is to breathe through and release.

– butterflies rising

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