But I Know that You are Hurting

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I see venom in your eyes,
I see tension in your fists
And I feel your walls erecting.
-But I know that you are hurting-

I feel condemned by your words,
I feel motivation to turn the other way
And I see no hope in your being.
-But I know that you are hurting-

I feel helpless in your presence,
I feel judged by your disappointment
And I long to make it right for you.
-But I know that you are hurting-

There are times when the one we love is hurting and the only thing we can do to help is to stand by as they brave their demons. This poem reflects on what helpers are seeing and feeling when they can’t step in and must accept what is. A battle of emotions can always get ugly, but it is in facing it head-on that understanding and inner strength are found. 

Open Your Heart to be Wild and Free

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Open your heart to be wild and free
Let go of what was to enjoy what is
Explore what opens by spreading your wings
Soar through the air and take another plunge

Let go of what was to enjoy what is
Leave the past in a cloud of dust
Soar through the air and take another plunge
Capture your prey in the depths of sea 

Leave the past in a cloud of dust
Wander new roads that have been paved
Capture your prey in the depths of sea 
Rise with your prize and pride in your heart

Wander new roads that have been paved
Enjoy the wonder of abundant blossoms
Rise with your prize and pride in your heart
The world is ready for your embrace

Enjoy the wonder of abundant blossoms
Explore what opens by spreading your wings
The world is ready for your embrace
Open your heart to be wild and free

Letting Duality Go

Venture out,
Venture deep
Let the darkness, in you, seep.

Don't correct,
Just respect,
Let the strength, from within, speak.

Listen hard
Be open,
Let the truth, to you, shine bright.

The dualities created in our perceptions become challenging barriers. Venture away from set-perceptions, try not to correct and just listen.
Embrace darkness and light will be found when our strength speaks and the truth shines.
Without one, there'd be no other and the whole would be lost due to incompletion.

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