Pardon The Expression

The calm power derived from your daily practice can transform what seems to be a disaster into a blessing. ~ Hua-Ching Ni

She challenges me to be kind

and show compassion and damn

if that doesn’t piss me off.

A gift, of course, to unwrap

here by the lake.  I long to be

lauded for my pure loving path,

to always do what’s best

for all in the most gentle

and respectful way.  I dislike

intensely being shown a reflection

of my fear and anger, as if

the image will be frozen

and I will always be stuck

in this frightened, pitiless pose.

Possibilities arise now

when I embrace this ugly

version of me.  So essential

I grew her carefully in the dank

prison cell of a cruel childhood.

She is valid.  I belong

in all my multifaceted bitchiness.

There.  I stick out my tongue

and frown.  Take that!


Inspired by: Expression, Challenge

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

4 thoughts on “Pardon The Expression”

  1. This makes me smile and chuckle and makes me a little sad. How is that possible all at once. You see the world through a lens many can not appreciate. You are brilliant and I miss you so much!!


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