Dear People Of Ukraine

Watching your unbreakable spirit is beyond inspiring.I feel such pity for your plight and then I switch on the news and all I can feel is sheer admiration.You are the literal living example of ‘grace under fire.’To face a bully of such size with such bravery and truth, is awe-making.If you come out of this

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Feathers by Pearl Ida Chen, art of feathers from above

FEATHERS

I left you a little white featherI placed it right there in your wayI wrapped it in love with a messageto let you know you’ll be okay I drew you a colourful rainbowIt followed your car for a whileI made it a beautiful rainbowI hoped it would show me your smile I flew down a

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Helen yousaf painting of woman walking away

I WALKED

I walked with you today, I took the longer way.I made some time to tell you all the things I didn’t say.I spoke to you so softly and so often tears just flowed.I let you know my secrets, the stories you were owed. I gave you all my heart, as we walked the pretty way.I

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Painting of older woman by laura wolf

I’VE BEEN YOUNGER…

I DIDN’T LIKE IT Maybe, we can be totally happy to ‘look our age’,but still want to look great? Maybe we can love to wear new make-up, buy the latest clothes and try new looksbut we don’t need anyone to tell us we look ‘younger’… As though that’s the goal. It’s not my goal my

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PAINTING BY CLAUDIA TREMBLy mother and daughter facing sunset

A GIRL NEEDS A MOTHER

Somewhere inside of you, is a little girl who needs a mother. Whether you have a mother or not, the need will always be there. Even if you never had one, if you didn’t experience that maternal love, there is a hole inside of you that perhaps, you didn’t even know you had. A woman

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Painting fo woman and man hugging in a stormy sea

YOU DON’T JUST LOSE SOMEONE ONCE

YOU DON’T JUST LOSE SOMEONE ONCEYou lose them over and over,sometimes in the same day.When the loss, momentarily forgotten,creeps up,and attacks you from behind.Fresh waves of grief as the realisation hits home,they are gone.Again.You don’t just lose someone once,you lose them every time you open your eyes to a new dawn,and as you awaken,so does

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Print of pink woman’s shoes by maren devine

I LOVE YOUR SHOES

I LOVE YOUR SHOES I said your hair looked amazing but what I really wanted to say was…“Your energy sparks a little bit of something in mine, your smile warms my heart, and when you laugh, I just have to laugh too, it’s like a bubbling stream of fresh water running through my soul. I

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GIRL ON SWING ARTWORK BY PAULA BELLE FLORES

WHATEVER MAKES YOU GLAD TO BE ALIVE,

do that,whenever you can.Whatever gives your soul that lift and elevates you to a level of harmony, peace and contentment, chase it and grab it tight.Stop seeing your life as a chore to be dealt with everyday and start searching for gaps to put in blissful moments of joy.Nobody said life had to be this

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PAINTING OF WOMAN SMILING WITH BIRD

WOMEN WHO LIKE THEMSELVES

WOMEN WHO LIKE THEMSELVES,give out a totally different light. It’s like pure unfiltered sunshine mixed with that headygolden-hour glow you only seem to find on holiday.As the sun takes its leave of the day and makes wayfor the promise of night. That light,which makes everything and everyone appear so much more beautiful, as the air

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PAINTING OF WOMAN DANCING

DON’T MISS YOUR OWN PARTY

You know that feeling, when you have daily cleaned, cooked and prepared for a big family get-together or party?You bustle around doing everything and making sure everyone has a wonderful time and when you finally do get the chance to sit down and relax with your guests, it’s home time… Don’t let that be the

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Woman with lights edited photograph

ACCEPT NO SHADE

Not everyone will like you.Not everyone will agree with the things you say, or do.Not everyone will understand why you are who you are,which trials and tribulations made you stronger, weaker, braver.Not everyone will care enough to look beneath,peek behind,Or read between. That’s ok. Some people will. Some people will find you so fascinating that

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Illustration of woman hugging her body

LOVING YOURSELF IS A BIG ASK

LOVING YOURSELFis a big ask. To some it may as well be a mountain covered in treacherous ice.A journey too far, so overwhelming,that finding the start point can often seem impossible. Begin by showing yourself some slack every now and again,move into a healthy mutual respectand then maybe gravitate to treating yourself as you would

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Teenager starting into distance/ poem about teenagers by Donna ashworth

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK

WHEN YOU LOOK BACK When you look back,  may you never see the blaze of a life in ashes because you let your fear become your fortress, your flaws become your cage and your imperfect wondrous soul to be imprisoned in a tower of self-doubt.   When you look back, may you never regret the

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PAINTING OF INNER CHILD BY GIOIO ALBANO

SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY

Somewhere along the way, the world split you in two.And you keep one half tucked away from eyes that may judge.The other half is presented every day like a mannequin, a puppet, a pawn.Going through the motions.And somewhere along the way you decided that this half of you was the one the world wanted.Maybe because

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Woman holding hands with spirit illustrator

I’m In The Rain

I’m in the rainI’m in the painI’m in the blood within your veinsI’m in the airMy favourite chairI’m in the soulful way you careI’m in the nightI’m in your sightI’m in your heart and holding tightI’m in the skiesThe children’s eyesI’m in your sobs and in your sighsI’m in your lifeThe cause of strifeAnd that

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Woman asleep on bed in ocean

One Tiny Step

ONE TINY STEP When things get tough, really tough.And you don’t have the will, the answers or the energy to fight any more.There is only one way to go,Forward.One tiny, tiny step, at a time.If you can’t see the way forward, look, quite simply, for the very next step.Take that.You’re moving.One tiny step at a

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Mother and daughter in lake

If I Ever Have To Leave

If I ever have to leave you love,Please know I didn’t choose it.You were my every waking thought,My world, I wouldn’t lose it. If I ever have to leave you love,Don’t think I didn’t fight it.If I had any choice at all,We would never be divided. If I ever have to leave you love,I truly

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Little girl releasing balloon

Tu me manques…‘you are missing from me’

The french don’t say, ‘I miss you’, they say… Tu me manques…‘You are missing from me’. You are. Missing. I feel your absence as though it were avital part of my body that’s gone.A part of my body that I need very muchbut for some reason, I continue to live on. You are a vital

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You Were Just In Too Much Pain

You were just in too much pain to keep on living.And I’m sorry that I didn’t see that now.I think your soul was just too bruised to keep on giving.And you had to take the pain away somehow. If I’d called you just once more, could I have saved you?Would my need to have you

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And I Am Glad Again, That I Feel Pain…

Sometimes I wish I didn’t have to feel everythingSo deeplyLike the weight of the world is mine to bear. Sometimes I wish I was one of those who breezeSo freelyThrough the chaos and the crisis and the suffering. Sometimes I wish I didn’t come apart so easilySo spectacularlyBut the pain is often just too much

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You were born without a worry, poem by Donna ashworth

YOU WERE BORN WITHOUT A WORRY

You were born not caring much,For the curves along your thighs.And it took you several yearsTo care a thing about your size. When you die, I’m kinda thinking.That your thoughts won’t stray to that.You won’t waste your final breath,To utter words of being too fat. Yet the years spent in-between,From your birth till you depart.When

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Hilda, poem, self love, poem body confidence, poem ageing, poem for body acceptance

There’s A Woman In My Mirror

There’s a woman in my mirrorAnd she looks a lot like me,Though there’s lines around her eyes,And her hair is wild and free.She is plumper than myself,And she is definitely grey.Did I miss the day this happenedHas she always been this way? And this woman in the mirrorHas an air of something calm,Like a tide

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May your days be filled with laughter

May…

May your days be filled with laughter.May your chores complete themselves.May your mind have time to wander.To a sandy beach of shells. May your morning stretch be graceful.May your lunch be full of taste.May your inspiration find you.May no moment go to waste. May your lonely days be lacking.May your friendships linger strong.May your thoughts

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The Greys, the Dimples, the Rolls, the Wrinkles,

The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the wrinkles,Don’t strip you of your grace.The lines, the weight, the clothes that pinch,Don’t steal light from your face. If you could see what I can see,Your world would open wide.The way your smile lights up the sky,The soul you have inside. The greys, the dimples, the rolls, the

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What’s It Like To Be A Woman….

‘What’s it like to be a woman?” A little bird whispered in my ear. ‘Is it just like being human?’ Oh it is so much more, my dear. ——————————— We are the holders, we are the keepers, Of the secrets and the truth. We are the safe place in a storm, The creator of all

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Be Kind…

If you’re worried you’re not kind enough, Then you’re probably already so. Because kindness is within you, You just have to let it flow. It’s the wishing good on strangers, Even though your day is grey. It’s the smiling at the lady who Is getting in your way. It’s the little spoon of sugar, That

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Don’t Miss Me More Than Once A Day

Don’t miss me more than once a day, For life is moving fast. Don’t wish all of your time away, Dreaming of the past. Don’t waste the moment looking at, The things I left behind me. I’m not within those walls or boxes The heart is where you’ll find me. Don’t dread to say my

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Let’s All Be A Little More ‘Hilda‘

Let’s all be a little more ‘Hilda’, I say Let’s squeeze so much joy into every day Let’s tackle new things with no fear of falling Let’s live for today and quit with the stalling Let’s show our true selves, in all of our glory Let’s remember each day, we are writing our story Let’s

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HAVE THE COURAGE….

Have the courage To live as a whole To listen to your heart To talk to your soul To know who you are When others do not To look for the vibes To listen to thoughts Have the heart To shoulder the world To see that we’re one Whether man, boy or girl To understand

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TO THE WOMAN

TO THE WOMAN with the full-time career, who occasionally feels the guilt of the life choices she has made… you are doing a great job. You’re an inspiration, keep on your path if feels right for you and don’t bow down to societal pressures until it suits, if ever. Young women everywhere will look up

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FINE

FINE I’m balanced on a knife edge, running out of time. My heart’s exploding in my ears but still I say ‘I’m fine’. I’m hoping you won’t notice, yet praying that you care My world is turning inside out, no one can reach me there. I’m swimming for the surface, I’m using all I’ve left

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