She Smiles Through The Tears

When he hammers hurtful words her way,
they attack her heart
as they burn, sting, and torch
it to the ground
and sometimes she feel like
nailing her coffin shut

but instead of exchanging sour lemons
with that monster of a husband of hers
she smiles through the tears
dripping from her eyes,
reminding her with trails
of salt water down her cheeks
of why they are better off
threading the waters by themselves.

Tears with Laughter

Sometimes in the middle
of one of my crying escapades
my mind gets diverted
to livelier moments.

My mood automatically changes,
the tears dry up
and I start smiling
from ear to ear
as if the gut wrenching pain
wasn’t just tearing and twisting
my insides into pieces
just a few moments before.

Beautiful Anthem

From one beauty to the next:

Feel the love within
the next time “you” look in the mirror.

You don’t need to make any changes
to yourself to be more of who you are
because you already are a beautiful human being
made perfectly in every way, shape, and form.

Proudly carry the torch of your beauty
wherever you go.
Love your beautiful self
no matter which part of your body
you have insecurities about.

Beautiful Me

I am beautiful,
I cannot lie.
Even when I don’t feel
like dressing up like
a beauty queen.

I am beautiful,
no one can tell me anything less
even when my hair looks a dang mess.

And, even if people
stare at me or turn their nose in disgust,
it won’t matter
in how I feel about myself.

I am beautiful.
Yes, I am beautiful.
Inside and outside
of all the turmoil dwarfing
my real-time progress.

Beautiful in Every Way

We’ve all been there before…
struggling with our self images,
not liking or loving the person
staring back at us in the mirror,
wishing we could change
just a pimple or a lot of our exterior.

Our thoughts can ruin our self esteems,
painting a picture of what beauty is.
It is not just the models on our tv screens
or the people in the magazines
that makes us all self-conscious of who we are.
They are just the icing on the cake
of our self destruction.

It is our thoughts
that are destroying our self worth.
Too often, we look
to make-up, plastic surgery, and everything
we can find comfort in
to make us feel better about ourselves.

Beauty RADIATES from within.

We can cover up as much
of our natural beauty as we want,
hiding in the dark,
afraid to step into the light like vampires
but the truth is:

We don’t need anyone to tell us
that we are beautiful
because we are
beautiful -inside and out-
no matter who we are
or the colors of our skin.

My Stupid Tantrums

Stupid…
Me…sometimes…

Yea, I get that way…
The things I say and do

Is sometimes reeked with stupidity
But what can I say?

I do have my “blank stare” days,
My “forgetful” days

When all I need
Is a smack in the right direction.

Yea, just moments of “pure honesty”
Right out of the mouth of a babe like me.

Self Image

Plenty of days float by
with me on the scorching ground
picking up scraps of my self-image
off the asphalt,
projecting the continuous battle
between self-love and self-hate.

The Usual Worries

Worries will keep you up at night
and leave you with a migraine in the morning.
Nothing solved.
Just a bigger mess than before.

Worries will drag you down
countless mountains of slippery slopes,
keep you on your tip toes;
expect the usual mess,
carelessly tossing you around like a rag doll,
have you flipping out
with your trail of constant moods swings,
there’s not a moment of peace with this thing.

All it does is take, take, take
until you are in your grave.

Your Story

Heart bled.
Mind froze.
Sadness loomed.
Burdens chewed.
Darkness descended.
This was your story yesterday.

Happiness refreshed.
Clouds removed.
Storms seized.
Light flourished.
Health regained.
This is your story today.