Poem: Finding the Inner Strength – 26/08/20

I am stronger than I perceive myself to be,
even with the massive doubts I cast upon me,
I am not withering inside,
shadows covering my soul,
no, I am strong,
almost invincible.

I am positive,
even though I wonder and question my skills,
I am wise even if I’m struggling,
I can make it through this,
stand erect,
I will, I will, I will.

Heaven knows how hard I am trying to 'be',
trying to make it through struggles,
my internal catastrophes.

I will wear a smile,
stop asking others so many questions,
for guidance, assurance,

I will become the confident woman I still am,
not once was, but who I am still,
I will direct myself through life stridently,
with my wooden oars,
glide elegantly through the current, I will.

I’ll guide this rowboat on a path of my own,
I’ll stop this nonsense swimming in my head,
this overwhelming self-doubt,
and I’ll convince myself that there’s nothing to fear,
I will make it through these trying times,
just watch me, my dears.

© 2020 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash

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  1. So delicate and beautiful, Lauren. I often struggle in the same ways. But our inner strength and beauty is one fairly magnificent thing to think about, isn’t it. ☺️💞

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      1. Absolutely, Lauren! And one of the very best things: our struggles often fill us with such beautiful words to share with others. What a silver lining that is. ☺️✨xx

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