There Was A Time, I Would Have Set Myself On Fire

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To keep others warm.

There was a time, I would have crossed oceans to reach people, who wouldn’t cross a stream for me.
There was a time, I would try, too hard, to be seen by those, who would simply never see me.
There was a time, I felt myself unworthy, of a person, who could actually never be worthy of me.
But not anymore.
You see, my friend, there are many ways to spend your time on this earth – but wasting it, on those who are not worthy of your attention, is a crying shame.
Use your time wisely.
Save your best efforts for those who will return the favour, if they could, those who will appreciate your attention. Those who truly value you.
And the rest? If they do not see you now, they never will.
And they are missing out.
Make this year the year that you realise, your time is precious and should only be bestowed on those who bring you positivity, support, love or joy.
Or all of the above.
Remember, you are the main act, not a warm up, and this, my friend, is no dress rehearsal.
This is it.
The curtain is well and truly up.

Donna Ashworth, from ‘To The Women’

 

Book cover of to the women

More words…

Painting of woman by Jennifer yoswa
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WHEN I’M NO LONGER HERE

When I’m no longer here,say my name to call me near.I will calm your disarray,move the mountains from your way.I will dry your falling tears,whisper

Painting by Tangled Muses artist
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You are youier…

Imagine if the sun refused to shine,because the moon was shinier. if streams ceased to flow,because rivers were flowier. if snow didn’t dare to fall,because