Part of an Intimate Poem Series

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To step up to the plate and fight for your passion, your purpose is no joke.

It is mental and emotional warfare. You are up against yourself every day.

You must unlearn everything that revealed itself behind the curtain of life — everything that no longer serves you.

You must learn the new truths that lie behind this once familiar, but now foreign drape.

Lifting each heavy fold, you must walk in headfirst, one step at a time, into pure blackness and solitude.

It is your audacity and courage to advocate for your aspirations that summon the universal hidden hands of help that will guide you to trust and slowly emerge from the dark to the other side.

You are reborn.

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Part of an Intimate Poem Series

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I feel numb yet filled with such intense emotion.

Sometimes there is no in-between.

It builds up until I overheat like a bubbling tea kettle.

All hell breaks loose yet there I am, all bubbled over, left with nothing inside.

All the contents have evaporated.

No emotional release or closure.

Just an empty tea kettle waiting to overheat, yet again.

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Part of an Intimate Poem Series

To society, my existence was as malleable as gold

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One day I woke up and no longer recognized myself.

Turns out, I had been living a lie.

To society, my existence was as malleable as gold.

I let them mold my being to meet all their definitions of the who, what, where, when and why.

I was further and further away from my roots, my core, my authentic self.

I was never able to rise above the surface until I was hit with a tide so strong it dragged me to shore.

A transition so profound, it left me stranded. I had no choice but to swim against the tide back to the island of truth, back to my life’s purpose.

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Part of an Intimate Poem Series

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Vulnerable yet Guarded.

Superficially Content yet Deeply Dissatisfied.

Motivated yet Distracted.

Inspired yet Hopeless.

Proactive yet Fruitless.

Curious yet Fearful.

Resistant yet Courageous.

Each contradiction contributes to the heightened highs and lugubrious lows of life.

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Part of an Intimate Poem Series

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I am exhausted.

This void I have been suppressing yet assessing keeps growing more and more mountainous. A mountain so big, no matter where I seem to look, it follows me. I can’t seem to escape it. …

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Introspective Maniac

Introspective Maniac

A field producer who tells stories that inspire and spark perspective shifts