Taking Back My Power
I find beauty in words. When used with intention and love they create a magical world of empowerment and content, but words can also hurt especially when used with malice and criticism. Sometimes to process events or emotions, I will sit down with a pen and paper and let the words flow out and speak for my soul.
I remember a very specific day in February of this year. This was the day when those in power decided that someone like me is guilty because I think differently than them. That new bizarre reality hit me hard. I went through a process of anger, then denial, the hurt and then grief. From the ashes. of my emotions a poem rose, one that I will finally share.
In these words, I found the power to take my life back. I rejected the fear and decided to own my truth. And just like my favorite quote says...The truth is like a lion, you don't have to defend it. Let it loose, it will defend itself.
by Kat Lindley
What do you do when you feel like you died?
Your heart is beating
Your mind is running
Your blood is flowing
But your soul was ripped apart
And your dreams have died
You feel like the world has turned dark
You feel lost and sad
You feel broken and mad
You feel shipwrecked and alone
You feel empty and black
Take a breath and pause…
It’s ok to cry
It’s ok to wallow and feel down
It’s ok to sleep and not think
Start looking around at new life
Start seeing the good, the hope, the love
Your soul never left
It just fell apart for a while
And now with the new dawn
Your soul is awake, shining bright
And with each and every day
Your soul will show you the way
Your soul shines bright.