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  1. 1. Teach Them Well

    in Life Lesson Poems

    You are not defined
    by the way other people
    see you
    treat you
    love you

    You are defined
    by the way you
    see yourself
    treat yourself
    love yourself

    Others will do unto you
    as you teach them how to;
    teach them well

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  2. 2. What Healing Is Meant To Look Like

    I’ve been holding on to little fragments of you for a long time, because I could never bring myself to let you go all at once.

    But deep down, I know I need to let go of these pieces. I can’t move on when I’m living next to these reminders of the people we were - the way we wrapped ourselves in each other. I don’t know what healing is meant to look like, but this feels like a good place to start.

    in Short Poems

    I don’t know
    what healing
    is meant
    to look like,
    but washing
    the smell of you
    from my hoodie
    feels like
    a good place
    to start

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  4. 3. Put Heartbreak To Rest

    in Short Poems

    Put heartbreak to rest.
    Untangle your soul
    from its tight grip.
    Say goodbye to the
    parts holding on.
    Move forward in peace
    and discover the new,
    evolved you.

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  5. 4. Slow Down

    in Inspirational Poems

    slow down when your world
    is spinning too fast
    when day and night are stuck in dusk
    make sure to enjoy life
    soak in the sunshine
    admire the moonlight
    witness how the clouds gather
    and disperse
    how the wind chases the leaves
    across the street
    treasure the little moments
    that world will still spin
    but you won’t fall off for taking
    a well-deserved break

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  7. 5. Winter Lullabies

    in Winter Poems

    Winter speaks
    in blusters
    and lullabies fall
    with the snow.
    Some float
    through the air
    like flecks
    of magic,
    and some
    settle like dreams
    that didn't want
    to be caught.

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  8. 6. Missing You In Every Part Of Life

    in I Miss You Poems

    I miss you
    In all the pauses,
    The loudness,
    The quiet,
    The chaos,
    Of my everyday
    I miss you…
    In all the spaces
    You once lived,
    In my heart,
    My mind,
    My skin,
    My body & soul
    I miss you…

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  9. 7. Fighting For Their Affection

    in Life Lesson Poems

    If they make you
    work for their attention
    fight for their affection
    beg for their love

    realize

    you will spend a lifetime
    yearning
    wanting
    chasing

    something

    that was never yours
    and never will be.

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    A sad truth that takes many of us far too long to realize. Just because we want something or even think we deserve it, doesn't mean we will get it or even need it.

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  10. 8. The Comfort Of Pain

    As a poet, I’ve grown used to embracing pain; to treating it as the fuel I need to create. These days I hold sadness to my chest like it’s another organ, something I’m terrified to be without. This doesn’t mean I’m always depressed or continually sad, but it does mean that I’ve learned to rely on pain I’ve already experienced. Sometimes, I wonder if I’ve begun to seek it out, to find new ways to shatter this thing behind my ribs.

    Live this way long enough and, eventually, the heartbreak begins to feel comforting; like an old friend. If I’m honest, i can’t help thinking it’s the only thing I can rely on not to leave. It’s the closest thing I have to home.

    in Poems about Sadness

    Live with it
    long enough
    and pain begins
    to feel familiar,

    even comforting.

    I guess when
    it’s the only constant
    even heartbreak
    can find a way

    to feel like home.

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  11. 9. Even When; Especially When

    in Inspirational Poems

    Even when you feel like a million scattered pieces,
    you are still whole.
    Even when you’re unsure of the path you’re walking,
    you still have purpose.
    Even when your lover leaves you empty and begging,
    you are still loved.
    Even when you’ve tried and tried and failed and failed,
    you are still worthy.
    Even when;
    especially when.

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  12. 10. Moving On Was Never Meant To Be Easy

    in Moving On Poems

    Moving on was
    never meant to be easy.
    It will hurt, it will be painful,
    it will be exhausting,
    but it will always be
    worth it.

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  13. 11. Exhale Anxiety

    Take a deep breath and exhale all that anxiety. I wrote the poem I needed to hear. My anxiety is still high. I’m going to write my way out. I hope this helps someone else dealing with it. Sending you peace and calm.

    in Courage Poems

    I send anxiety
    a cease and desist letter.
    I close her mouth.
    Unbind her gnawing disquiet,
    slow my train track heart.
    I manifest settle,
    a steady river in my veins.
    I proclaim calm,
    a relentless hymn on my tongue.
    I end the riot in my chest
    and exhale.

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  14. 12. A New Beginning

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    sometimes I wonder
    why life feels
    so uphill most of the time.
    but maybe
    the mountains are rooting for us.
    maybe they want us to see sights
    we would never get to see without them.
    because in that moment,
    when life takes your breath away
    for all her beauty, you are reborn.
    and I don’t think there is anything
    more perfect
    in this world than a new beginning.

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  15. 13. Her Cup Never Ran Dry

    Rest. Keep leaning. Keep praying. Keep inhaling, and then find the courage to exhale.

    These are the words that skipped through my tired mind 30 minutes ago. And all I heard back in my soul is “I see you, and I will refill your cup. My well never runs dry.”

    in Faith Poems

    no matter how weary
    she kept pouring

    but her cup never ran dry, for God
    renewed her strength daily, and
    gave her a peace
    beyond all understanding

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  16. 14. Just The End

    in Breaking Up Poems

    I regret the end.

    The way we couldn't
    leave one another
    without wounds.

    The way we made
    it seem as if
    all the love we shared
    was wasted time.

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  17. 15. Bright Light

    in Hope Poems

    I see you, darling.
    Holding on to your hope with both hands.
    Feeling exhausted with all the turbulence.
    But not letting go.
    Shedding and bending
    and growing and trying. So much trying.
    And you are right,
    your old life is a bad fit for you now.
    There is more for you out there.
    There is more for you inside too.
    Keep holding on to your hope.
    The world needs more of that right now.

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  18. 16. Dear Diary

    When the cares of this life overtake me, these are the words I choose to remember and say. As the tears roll down my face, leaving their imprint on overworked paper, and my fear wrestles with my breath, I remind myself of who fuels my strength and the beauty of my faith. For through it all, no matter what I have faced, or the length of the waiting, my God is still good and will do exactly what He says.

    in God Poems

    God Is Still Good

    in my weeping, He is still good
    in my fear, He is still good
    in my weariness, He is still good
    in my pain, frustration, hurt, and shame
    He is still good
    and when hope seems distant, my God is still good

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  19. 17. Your Love Goes With Me

    in In Memory Poems

    Your love
    Goes with me
    Today and every day.

    I feel it
    When I’m listening
    To the songs the trees make
    Or the music we listened to
    On sunny summer days.

    I feel it
    When I look at
    Old photos of you.
    I have your same eyes
    And so much
    Of the same outlook as you.

    I feel it
    When your old ring
    Clangs against my heart,
    Hanging from a chain
    That I wear every day
    And never take apart.

    I feel it
    When a familiar scent
    Mixes with my memories
    Of you,
    The cologne on your clothes
    And the way the smell
    Shocks my senses anew.

    I feel it
    When I eat your
    Favorite food,
    Perch dinners
    Or Payday candy bars,
    All the things you were into.

    I feel it everywhere
    I feel it in everything.

    It trickles into my days
    In a million little ways.
    Your love will never be lost,
    It comforts and persists
    And it stays.

    Your love gives me strength.
    Your love makes me brave.

    Your love
    Goes with me
    Today and every day.

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  20. 18. Your Brilliance And Grace

    in Short Poems

    Beautiful Girl,
    you don’t even realize
    that some people
    look at your madness
    and see nothing but
    brilliance and grace.

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  21. 19. The Hero Of Your Life

    in Meaningful Poems

    You are the only one
    who can save you
    no one else can
    do it for you
    no matter how
    hard they try

    You deserve to be the one
    who sees your own light
    you deserve to be the love
    that holds you in the darkest night
    you deserve to be the hero
    of your own life

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  22. 20. Let Them Miss You

    in Moving On Poems

    Let them miss you.
    Let them wonder what wild joy you’re chasing,
    why you didn’t think to invite them along.
    Let them hear your laughter from afar,
    watch as it pulls the sun from the sky,
    marvel at how easily you become that light.
    Let them yearn to be your moon,
    long for a chance to reflect the warmth you provide,
    admire how you can be so vibrant and alive
    without them beside you.

    Let them miss you.
    Let yourself learn how okay you are
    on your own.

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  23. 21. Even Though I Could Drown

    in Short Love Poems

    There's something about
    how the sea draws me in
    much like your eyes
    even though I know I could drown
    I'm always going to try to swim

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  24. 22. Life Isn't Black And White

    in Short Poems

    You can be unhappy and still be in love.
    You can be in love and still walk away.
    You can walk away and still feel the weight of loss.
    You can feel the weight of loss and still stand tall.
    You can stand tall and still be grieving.
    You can be grieving and still find joy.
    You can find joy and still miss what you had.
    You can miss what you had and still long
    for more.

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  25. 23. I Hope You Find Peace

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    I hope you find peace in your battles
    I hope you find light within the darkness
    I hope you find comfort in your storm
    I hope you find your smile within the tears
    I hope your heart beats lighter
    when it starts to feel heavy
    I hope you find the kind of love that stays
    I hope you find someone who welcomes your broken pieces home.

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  26. 24. Butterfly Wings

    in Change Poems

    We all need
    some measure of comfort,
    the safety of a cocoon,

    But I remind myself
    that change is good,
    that I cannot spend
    my whole life
    being a caterpillar,

    that courage
    wears butterfly wings
    and the sky has never looked
    more inviting.

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    Great job. I really like it. Putting on our wings and taking another chance could be the very best thing for us.

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  27. 25. There Will Be Days

    in Meaningful Poems

    There will be days
    when your heart will break.
    And there will be days when
    your heart will soar.
    There will be days when
    your heart will doubt.
    There will be days when
    your heart will believe.
    There will be days when
    your heart fatigues.
    There will be days when
    your heart pulsates thunder.
    You just keep going.
    Keep walking.
    Because that’s how we find
    beautiful places.

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  28. 26. The Time Between

    in Short Poems

    Somewhere between
    hello and goodbye
    a whole life happened.
    And now, I am left to wonder
    just how long
    I will be
    grieving its death.

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  29. 27. It Feels Like A Lifetime Ago

    in Heartbreak Poems

    Feels like a lifetime ago
    that I loved like that.
    Wanting more
    and more and more.
    There are no photographs.
    No forgotten sweatshirts.
    No saved brunch receipts
    or concert tickets.
    No proof that I was madly
    in love with you.
    We carved our names
    into nothing.
    My skin aches knowing
    all I have left
    is a fading film reel
    of your smile.

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  30. 28. It's About The Journey

    in Meaningful Poems

    How about sad but hopeful.
    Lonely but looking inward.
    Resting but planning your next step.

    How about fumbling but trying.
    Anxious but learning patience.
    Questioning but at peace with not having
    an answer yet.

    How about unsure but trusting.
    Scared but overcoming.
    Lost but knowing it’s about the journey
    in the end.

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  31. 29. Worthy

    in Inspirational Poems

    Sometimes
    you’ve got to look
    straight into the
    tired eyes of the
    woman staring back
    at you in the mirror
    and tell her that
    she deserves the
    best kind of love,
    the best kind of life
    and devote yourself to
    giving it to her
    all over again.

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  32. 30. Every Day Changes You

    in Short Poems

    every day changes you
    sometimes a lot
    sometimes barely
    but life never stops
    it evolves
    and you are growing
    even when you can’t see it
    you’re doing the best you can

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  33. 31. I Want To Tell You

    in I Miss You Poems

    There’s so much I want to say to you,
    words I buried in my mind
    but when it’s time to sing the verses
    the melodies come out wrong.

    I want to tell you
    that I still miss you
    even though I know I shouldn’t.
    I want to tell you
    that I wish to hold you
    even though I can’t.
    I want to tell you
    you are the one
    even when you couldn’t be.

    But most of all
    I want to tell you
    that I love you
    and I never stopped

    But maybe one day
    you’d keep telling me, instead.

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  34. 32. I Won't Settle For Anything Less Than You

    in Falling in Love Poems

    I want it all
    The insanity
    The good,
    The bad,
    Your broken pieces too.
    The sadness,
    The laughter,
    even the darkness in your light.
    I want you wildly, madly in love
    with all that I am, all that I have been
    and everything I will become.
    Give me your moon
    and I’ll hang the stars
    across the sky for you

    because darling,
    I won’t settle for anything less
    than you.

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  35. 33. Daily Reminder That You Are Worthy

    in Inspirational Poems

    And on Tuesdays you must look at
    yourself in the mirror and say
    “I am worthy. I need to be here.
    And I am grateful I am.
    There is beauty in my life and
    I will find it. There is strength
    in my soul and I will trust it.
    There is purpose in my path and
    I will unravel it. There is magic
    in who I am and I will
    believe in it.”
    And then go climb your mountains
    for today. And go find some
    spectacular views.

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  36. 34. Hold Tightly To Your Smile

    This is an untitled poem from "The Soul" section of Ashleigh's new published poetry book, A Beautiful Difference.

    in Hope Poems

    You get through the bad days
    because you have no other choice.
    There is nothing else you can do
    but hold tightly to your smile
    and try to stay positive.
    Focus on finding happiness in the little things,
    and making small achievable goals
    for yourself to feel purposeful.
    To constantly remind yourself
    that it could be worse
    to make yourself feel better.
    Giving up is not an option.
    Crying all day is not an option.
    Losing yourself is not an option.
    You have to remember that
    it is going to be ok.
    It always is eventually.
    You got this.

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  37. 35. Just Us Two

    For all the hopeless romantics and eternal believers in love, empaths and dreamers, poetry lovers and soft souls. Never change - you bring a vital compassion to this arduous world.

    in Passionate Love Poems

    Pull away the world
    so that it is just us two.
    Silence the chaos
    inside and outside our heads.
    Let us follow the purity
    of our foolish hearts
    if only for right now.
    Search my eyes
    for who we used to be.
    And when you find us,
    kiss my lips so hard
    that I believe
    the poetry is real again.

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    Talk about rekindling something lost; that will do it. Good read and flow.

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  38. 36. The Girl I Used To Be

    in Change Poems

    Try as I may, try as I do,
    there are days when I wish
    I could go back
    to the girl I used to be
    and tell her about
    all the roads to avoid.
    But if I did that
    I may not have become
    the girl I am now,
    and I am too proud of her
    to risk taking even one piece
    of her journey away.

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  39. 37. Holding Onto The Wrong People

    in True Friend Poems

    Why do you
    try so hard
    to hold on
    to people
    who so easily
    let you go

    There are people
    who know your
    precious valuable incomparable
    Worth

    They will stay
    they will walk
    through hellfire
    to make sure
    you don’t get away

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  40. 38. We Rise

    in Inspirational Poems

    we crawl
    we walk
    we run
    we fly

    we fall
    we break
    we rage
    we cry

    we learn
    we heal
    we dream
    we rise

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  41. 39. Ripples

    in Teacher Poems

    The future of the world
    is in your class today
    So teacher do be proud
    and trust in what you say

    For every word you utter
    and everything you do
    can realign a destiny
    for him and her and you

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  42. 40. The Marching Heart

    in Short Poems

    I believe the beating in our hearts
    was put there to remind us
    that even when we feel alone in the world,
    a part of us marches on,
    that even at our lowest
    we carry something inside of us
    that we can lean on and turn to,
    that even when there is no one else,
    we always have ourselves.

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  43. 41. Hearts Are Resilient

    in Courage Poems

    Hearts are delicate
    yet incredibly resilient.
    They break and break open,
    yet they beat
    and brave the pain.
    They’re filled
    to overflowing
    only to be poured out
    day after day.
    And yet, they remain.
    They fight. and they remain.
    You fight. And you remain.

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  44. 42. Let Love Grow

    in Short Love Poems

    I want to live in a world
    where nobody is afraid
    to fall in love
    or admit it
    and let love grow
    like wildflowers
    in the most unexpected
    (but beautiful)
    places.

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    Very well done. And I would like to live in a place like that too. As a matter of fact, in my own world, I do.

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  45. 43. It Takes A Certain Courage

    in Courage Poems

    It takes a certain courage:

    Just to be,
    to fight for your happiness
    and sense of calm in this world,
    to get out of bed and meet the day,
    to choose to be openminded
    rather than clinging to your beliefs,
    to set boundaries,
    to say yes,
    to say no,
    to try again.

    You are made of that kind of courage.
    Chin up buttercup and go make some
    beautiful moments with your bravery.

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  46. 44. You Are Enough

    Along the way I have learned a tough lesson: even in my imperfection I am still worthy of love, someone’s time, and a consistent feeling of wholeness.
    My value is not connected to perfection, strength, or my ability to weather a storm. Which means that even on those days when I struggle to show up or feel ill-equipped, I am still a woman of worth and value

    in Inspirational Poems

    You are enough
    You have always been enough, and
    You will forever be
    Enough

    no matter what you see
    how you feel, or the lies you may
    believe

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  47. 45. The Thing About Love

    in Short Love Poems

    Love Can Put You Back Together

    The thing is:
    Love will break you.
    That is a guarantee.
    Yet at the same time,
    it is the only thing
    that can put you
    back together.

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    Wow! This is too cool. I really like it. And I really agree. Very good job.

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  48. 46. Finding Hope

    in Short Poems

    Finding Hope In Unexpected Places

    I am learning to find hope
    in the smallest and most unexpected places
    like the whispers through the forest
    and the velvet evening sky
    and the way your love is bringing back
    all the parts of my soul I thought I had lost.

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    This poem speaks to me. I really like it. We spend so much of our time focusing on things that really don't make life better and we miss out on many of the things that do.

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  49. 47. Strength Comes In So Many Forms

    in Inspirational Poems

    Strength comes
    In so many forms.
    In giving people
    Second chances,
    In giving up
    Painful habits.
    In giving ourselves
    And others
    Life-changing love.
    In giving energy
    To fight for
    The things that matter.
    Strength comes
    in so many forms.

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  50. 48. You Have Shattered Every Memory Of Us

    in Hurting Poems

    You have drowned every emotion of us,
    Held it under water until it could no longer breathe.
    You have shattered every memory of us,
    Like glass, touching it I risk hurting every time.
    You have burned any future of us,
    Only left ashes of what could have been.
    We could have been great together.
    We could have made it.

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  51. 49. The One

    in Relationship Poems

    Finding The One Who Accepts You

    I hope you find
    the one who quiets
    the screams.
    I hope you find
    the one that
    understands your
    silence.
    I hope you find
    the one that is
    patient while
    you're healing.
    I hope you find
    the one who accepts
    all of you.

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    Another job very well done. Very insightful and very easy to read. I like this style.

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  52. 50. Better Will Come

    It is so important to always hold on to hope. You owe it to yourself, and by holding on to hope you are allowing things to unfold in such a way that you are more likely to come across brighter days.

    in Short Poems

    Have faith
    that although it may seem
    like the good has come and gone,
    there will be better.

    The better will
    enter your life suddenly,
    unexpectedly,
    taking your breath away.

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    Wow! I love it. My kind of writing. Short, to the point with powerful words, and a great message. I have witnessed firsthand how better has come, many times.

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