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Lifting of My Veil

I been seeing my life through a cloudy veil.
Although it was my fault, my own sight I did curtail.
I believed in going with the flow, how could I fail?
Until my soul I taxed with a enormous bill of sale.

Hesitation became a crutch that I demurely hid behind.
Disillusionment concealed from my unconscious mind.
Instincts I ignored, to my ego, that was unjustly unkind. 
Creating a hazy web of sorts internally, once all combined.

I lifted the veil and my vision is suddenly crystal clear.
Insight of self, promises an astronomical year.
Finally squelching the doubts whispering in my ear.
Thinking positively, I make a leap in my career.

Independence is now something I truly embrace.
Confidence is stronger, my fears I do solemnly face.
Life is now full of possibilities, no longer an enclosed space.
Lifting that veil, I can now contentedly say, I found my place!

Cecilia Macfarlane

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  1. Date: 12/8/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Cecilia, , Congratulations on 'Your own favorite poem contest." I truly miss reading and scanning poems from the winning contest list. Hope you are well! Always & Forever * Linda

  1. Date: 12/3/2013 6:43:00 PM
    Positive message. Congrats, Cecilia!

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 9:06:00 PM
    A wonderful, introspective write, Cecilia! Congrats on your win!! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:56:00 PM

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 4:58:00 PM
    GOOD for you, damn veils! ;) Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:29:00 AM
    A beautiful poem of awakening. Congratulations on the win.

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 7:59:00 AM
    Congrats on the win, Cecilia

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 6:53:00 AM
    A wonderful win. Congratulations Cecilia.....Roger

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:37:00 AM
    - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest: - A favorite poem of yours! -by Giorgio V. - A clear favorite poem! - Well done, Cecilia!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 6:45:00 PM
    Good for you, very encouraging poem. I hope many more women raise their veils and embrace all their possibilities.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:53:00 PM
    great write Cecilia,,,,, procrastination makes me crazy ;}

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 12:52:00 AM
    hey Cecelia, just saying goodnight to you on my way off here tonight .I can't keep my eyes open any more. Luv, andrea

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Very good write.

  1. Date: 7/28/2012 6:07:00 PM
    wow Cecilia,love the transformation,love the new you,gonna make positive waves,wash up all lifes possibilities on shore,go get em'

  1. Date: 7/26/2012 2:05:00 PM
    An excellent poem here!Thanks for "talking" to me:)

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Very well written, Cecelia and I am glad that you have 'lifted the veil' and embraced strength, confidence and independence...have a wonderful day - Tim

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 9:30:00 PM
    Nicely done Cecilia - both in writing this terrific poem and in achieving the act itself in your real life. Not only does lifting the veil uncloud your vision, but it also gives the world a better look at the face and person behind the veil - a very welcomed sight. And, if you and Andrea start belly-dancing together ... I want to buy some tickets!!!!!

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 4:54:00 PM
    Great topic chosen and good presentation..Reads like a winner..Enjoyed reading this eve..It is good for a woman to have a job in which she is confident and make enough money to be independent..Thanks for stopping by..Your comments were uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 7:06:00 PM
    This is funny after reading how you too enjoy belly dancing!! I can imagine you lifting that sexy veil while dancing to the beat of belly dancing music! Too bad we can't meet each other and do another class together! I enjoyed your entry to Deb's contest. Good luck in her contest, my friend.

  1. Date: 7/8/2012 5:52:00 PM
    Life is now full of possibilities indeed, and contentedly say I have found my place. Thank you for sharing this piece. It's smooth and deep. Hugs!