Loving the self is… beautiful. Photo Source: Hal Linh Truong, CC BY 4.0, via Flickr
Hello and welcome to a place of feeling like a champion because of how you talk to YOURSELF. Welcome to a feeling of wanting to be the best you can be, regardless of whether someone from the past has tried to hold you back from being that. Here’s to doing more, being more and loving oneself, even if you have been cheated on or hurt in another way in the past. Loving myself is the greatest gift of all, and I hope you love yourself too xo
He chose her over me,
As though she was first place and
I was a lonely second –
And now it seems you take the
Last space in my life, outside my
Heart’s walls and miles from my reality.
I realized there is a place for me that
Need only consist of my hands over my
Own heart, settling it and signing it with a
Capital “I” –
And that myself gets the gold star after all.
©2014 Christy Birmingham
Posted by Christy Birmingham on October 17, 2014
Friendship: Will it survive? Exploration with poetry. Photo Source: Hollywata, CC BY-ND 4.0, via Flickr
I cherish my friends, those wonderful people who I let into my section of the world. They are people who I know online and in “real” life. Some friends are younger than me while others are older. Once you become a friend to me, I treasure you so much. Recently I had a bit of a falling out with a friend in “real” life here in Victoria, but we were able to work it out after she apologized to me. I am thankful. I understand that life is not always easy but friendship is something so important and worth fighting for!
Thank you to all of you who support Poetic Parfait and I as I do consider you all friends!
Here is a poem I wrote about friendship and the recent falling out that happened in my life.
We Become Friends
You cross me and
I get cross -
With sharp edges and worn patterns,
Eager to seize the opportunity and to
Add inches to my height
Still slightly unsteady at the bridge’s base.
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Posted by Christy Birmingham on October 8, 2014