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Real Life Reflections by Amy & Friends

The responsible one

The responsible one

In order to be taken care of I had to take care of myself That’s how I approached life Only myself to blame if things didn’t work out That was the fire that propelled me forward Chasing achievement to ensure I would not be left destitute An unfair burden to others No...

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Finding my purpose

Finding my purpose

I assumed I must have missed class the day one’s purpose was doled out Sad and miserable to be left behind I put on a brave face Faking that where I am is where I am supposed to be So no one would discover the truth I had no fucking clue Eventually, I starting...

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Grief is weird

Grief is weird

There are a lot of things in life that get better by doing Grief isn’t like that If I am ill, there are steps I can take to regain wellness If I am ignorant, I can seek information With grief, it simply… is As a loved one supporting another in the throes of it Even...

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What am I doing wrong?

What am I doing wrong?

I’ve said the words numerous times Upon reflection I now see The meaning behind them can vary A quick check-in on my basic needs - Am I tired or hungry? These are often the root cause of consternation The easy path is always a good first step Often overlooked by a...

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Ugly truth

Ugly truth

We all have them Skeletons in our closets Those regrets we carry Emotionally-charged, shame-stained events That we fervently wish had never occurred But they did For me, those were under strict lock & key Never to be disclosed, never to speak of Mine to guard as...

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Safety net

Safety net

It was a little thing - taking a day off Sigh. Time - my Achilles heel A familiar hang up for me In relationships, this gets magnified Guilt over not spending time with What are we doing with that time anyway? I could be getting shit done! I’ve lived through this...

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Shame

Shame

When I feel it, I withdraw Nothing to see here, please move on I isolate, diving deep into a spiral Of self-loathing and recrimination How could I have been so stupid, careless, clueless? Never productive and never-ending The narrative is bleak These are the secrets...

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Good news: I still like you

Good news: I still like you

We are 6 months wed and I still like you It seems as though you still like me too That’s good We’re past that In Love phase New relationship energy has leveled off Things that maybe once were cute are likely irritating now Routines are established I love you now more...

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Longing

Longing

Living in the present. Being conscious of showing up fully. Mindfulness tied to emotions that are indicators of psychological time (past or future). Managing clock time to allow room for all of the elements: earth, water, air, and fire. Being grounded with the help of...

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The Matrix

The Matrix

We're all living in the Matrix; each of us has built a box. The self-help isn't going to fix what you perceive to be broken; You live in the box and create the challenges that you will face. The bars that you imprisoned yourself with are consuming your energy;...

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