You hold the sun in your hands
And the moon in the crevices of your arms
The earth grazes your feet every second of the day
and I’m jealous
because the world gets all of your attention
Maybe the wind will blow and turn your head and you can see me
Self love is on a rise. This is a great thing. People are looking to heal instead of hurt. We live in a society where our mental and emotional beings take a back seat to every distraction that takes away our peace. But today we are healing! Today we facing our traumas without fear. We are taking back our peace, hope, laughter and love. We are becoming more available to ourselves. We are learning to love ourselves again.
It’s important to remember in loving ourselves that we don’t become so self absorbed that we miss our own healing. We could walk right passed the trauma and into the arms of a whole new chapter, one in which we become the traumatiser. It’s extremely important that we don’t become so emotionally attached to ourselves that we disconnect and empathy for others takes a back seat to our facade of healing. Yes, I called it a facade. If you do that or find yourself in this place then your healing isn’t real. Healing is a place where understanding and wisdom meet. It’s where you are comfortable in your own skin and your reactions and inactions are under control. In this space there are certain things that dont move you any more.
The slick comment about your “little” accomplishment…unmoved.
The small chuckles when you walk in a room…unmoved.
The ignored communication…unmoved.
Others people’s controlling behaviors…unmoved.
You realize that peace is what you desire above all things. Peace is not all still waters and cool breezes. It’s about being surrounded by the chaos and keeping your calm.
It takes a certain strength in the discipline to self love. A strength that come from humbleness and complete awareness of your behaviours. So when we begin to face our traumas and battle against our fears it is imperative that we take caution and pace ourselves on our path to healing. Let us all be conscience of our growth and disciplined in our peace.
The discipline to love self is a lifelong path. It doesnt end after you’ve faced your fears but it has only just begun. Safe travels to you on your healing journey.
Stay tuned for more and remember to leave no line left behind.
So its been awhile, I know. I have been very busy. Children are out of school and I have been keeping them busy so they don’t drive me up a wall. I’m learning and appreciating time off my electronic devices. It’s freeing!
Time is approaching and on June 30th 2019, I will be spotlighted with 2 other talented poets. We have actually gotten together and collaborated on a poem. It’s amazing. I’m super excited and super nervous at the same time. I’m still checking the list of poems that I want to present off. My pen has been busy because I wanted to bring new content. I will be reading from No Idle Word as there are a couple of poems I want to share. The goal is to post pics and video of the event at a later time here on No Line Left Behind, so stay tuned. If you are in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area stop by and check us out.
So sprinkle a little hope energy in the atmosphere. I hope all goes well for us all. Always remember leave no line left behind.
One more thing don’t forget to check out No Idle Word here. If you have already purchased it leave a review its appreciated.
So it’s been a minute. Been busy with my pen preparing for an awesome opportunity. I will be in a collaboration with a couple of local poets in my area. Its is going to awesome. We all have 3 distinct voices but we will all have 1 mic. These poets are very talented. We will also be doing a collaborative peice along with our individual pieces. Im super excited and kind of nervous. If you are in tje area join us.
Hello lovely people. It’s been a while. Life had been extremely busy. My pen has been a little dry. It seems like it has taken another direction. Not sure I can take on this task but nothing fails but a try.
Check out my new poem below. When fewer the words, sometimes they have more of an impact.
Hello, I see lots of new faces looks like we finally reached 100 subscribers and I humbly thank each and everyone of you for making this possible. I always celebrate the small milestones. Those stepping stones turn into great strides before your know it. Well since this blog had grown I wanted to re-introduce myself. So, hello my name is Tehilayah Yahqar Ysrayl my name means a rare song of praise to YAH. This is not my government name but this name connects me to my culture and heritage and I choose this name as it is who I am and continue to grow into.
I am a lover of books and poetry. I currently live in Indiana. I am a wife and a mother of 4. Everytime I say that people say, “no way how old are you?” Well I’m 38. (Smile)
I love coffee however I cant drink it anymore because it doesnt like me. So herbal tea it is! I love books. I have more books than I have shelves. I am a reader of all things. In this day and age we have books literally at our finger tips but there is something special about turning pages and the sweet smell of paper that lingers in the air.
My passion and first love is with poetry. I have been in love with poetry since I was 13 years old. Yes, I have favorite poets. I could name a few but I will name only one, Laurence Dunbar. He wrote a poem called, “We Wear the Mask”. I love this poem because it challenges me to always self examine and grow. It allows for me to be myself unapologetic about me, the real me! My motto, “We are all but shattered mirrors looking to mend our images”.
I am a lover of good music. I love jazz and soulful R&B. I love great musical artist like Sade, Lauren Hill, India Arie, Anita Baker, Nina Simone Layla Hathaway, Jill Scott, Tweet, Marsha Ambrosius and so many more.
Also, another fun fact is that I love notebooks. Yes, I know that’s goofy but I love a new untouched notebook that has fresh lines. I have just released my first collection of poetry called No Idle Word. If you are a lover of poetry make room on your book shelves. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my page. Dont forget to like and subscribe. Remember, we are all shattered mirrors looking to mend our images. Be you unapologetically and never wear a mask!