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'The butterfly within'

I always dwelled on my faults my shortcomings never saw the beauty others saw hidden beneath the insecurity falter in search of validation from the things and people that would never mean a thing trying to hide until that day it was easier to face the truth or maybe not easier just a time where running away and cheating myself ripped through the core of everything that is me you come to a point where lying to yourself is not second nature anymore trapped in a space where you know it’s time for change it’s time to take the blindfold off time to embrace you and not what others see, not look for gratification from outside try to feel within, even if it means having to deal with pain in the now instead of chucking it away and bounce around on an emotional see-saw

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  1. Date: 6/5/2014 10:43:00 PM
    What a wonderful and wise poem... Something we should all learn from... Nicely written! :) Ana

  1. Date: 6/3/2014 2:18:00 AM
    I agree with your words Wilma. Experience and growing older helps an insecure person become more accepting of their value I have found. A lovely wise poem you have penned!

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 1:14:00 PM
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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:54:00 PM
    I daresay you are not alone in these feelings Wilma; (you know I think they're a part of being here) the main thing is you working your way through the fog.. For the sun is waiting to break through.."

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 7:00:00 PM
    You've a courageous and cocky spirit, Wilma (I can't think of many who would sit smiling on a camel's back:)! I'm sure that it's time you embraced yourself, as others certainly do! Keep happy! Mikki

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 11:23:00 AM
    These are extreme words to the tell the wise man the truth of the nature of himself! Powerful truth it is, through the powerful words you have strewn about within this excellent poem here Wilma! I truly love this incredible write my friend! Wonderful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 9/16/2012 10:48:00 AM
    Good advice for yourself and for anyone else reading this, if they have been hiding from their own truths, Wilma. I liked your symbol of the butterfly within.