Tag: self belief

Islands in the stream. 

​Islands in the stream

Changed by the waters flow

Bedrock held in place

As dreams and illusions bow
Life frenetically moves

Even on a leisurely day

The island in the stream

A refuge, a place to stay
When I navigate rough seas

My beliefs in a bag I store

Surreal my dreams might be

But part of my steel and core
The island in the stream

A place that’s truly mine

Keeps my sanity intact

Come visit and view my shrine

Learning to be

Learning to be,
Can be hard you see,
Life teaches us early who we are,
Can make us doubt ourselves, makes lasting scars.

If we focus on others judgements,
The negatives, can stunt our circumference,
Told you are no good at that,
Are ugly, stupid that’s a trap.

Learning to be the person, that fulfills their own potential,
Can be hard, if we believe we can’t be successful,
We are duff at sums, we have no charm,
We can’t attract a mate, communication causes alarm.

Living with the mantra of negativity,
Becomes a self fulfilling prophecy,
Yet each of us in unique,
Why do we have to follow the herd or be the freak?

Learning to be, can be hard,
Some never manage keep their marked card,
Others start to realise they like their self,
Gain confidence, count their strengths, grab life itself.

Learning to be, is easy for some,
They have self love and confidence from day one,
Get positive feedback,  grab the day,
Breeze through life, like through a holiday.

From where ever we start,
It’s important to be, all you want to be,
Start with caring for you,  seeing the good,
Celebrate your achievements, search out the dead wood.

Each of us is unique, and deserves to live life to the full, before they die,
Aware of who they  are, shining brightly in the sky.
S. B. 2016