Words of hurt
Suspended in the bile of blame.
We have no power
To neutralize the corrosion
Until we relinquish
Would you be who you think you should be
Rather who you are?
Embrace the vulnerability;
Bolstered by addictions;
The good, the bad.
Then sing it to the world,
And know you are worthy.
Thank you, Christina
38 thoughts on “Worthy”
I like this especially the last stanza. Excellent poem.
Thank you, David.
I was inspired by Brene Brown’s lecture. What an amazing lady.
I followed the comments and Brown’s video, and you have expressed the sentiments beautifully. Well done!
Thank you, Carl.
I’m so humbled by the deep truths that people are willing to express. Brene allowed herself to experience vulnerability when every grain of her being fought against it — and for six years! What a lesson learned.
Thanks, Debi. This is great; Brene Brown, condensed.
Finding who we are – it’s what our journey is about, at least for me. It took me 45 years and a crisis to realize it, to start giving up the labels, the boxes which I and others had assigned to myself.
p.s. I’m being picky here but… Did you try the poem without the capitalizations and the ?!?, maybe with a period instead?
You’re right. An understatement is often more powerful; the words speak for themselves.
that’s right… well-said 🙂
I love Brene Brown’s work on vulnerability. You encapsulate it beautifully here.
Vulnerability is not our weakness. It is our strength.
Thank you, Debi.
Thank you, Andy.
She spoke directly to my heart.
Heck yeah! Loved it!
oh I do love that line – suspended in the bile of blame…v powerful!
Isn’t it crazy how things pop into our heads and we wonder if an alien planted it!
You are worthy! This is great! 🙂
Sending the same thoughts your direction!
glad to see you in…
a worthy effort I believe.
Thank you, Jingle. Thank you for the invite and the fun environment!
I went to a seminar today, this is exactly what I learned today, to stop the blaming game, do the common good and think deep. Thanks for the inspirations Debi. 🙂
Thank you for visiting. How much happier would the individuals in this world be? We do ourselves a disservice by desiring so strongly to control.
very positive! here’s my wk 39.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/regret/
I always enjoy your work!
“Would you be who you think you should be
Rather who you are?”
Uh-oh, that’s the question that always bugs me. 🙂
It can be a kicker sometimes!
Thanks for visiting.
I’m quite sure I’ve been this person in the poem, most of us probably have…. to realize our frailty and vulnerability, our powerlessness… That’s where the power truly lies.
Thanks for visiting.
I really like your warm, bright blogsite, and am glad you faced your demons.
Fantastic write – crisp in honesty about what most wish not to see or know when it has to be done
Thank you for your kind words.
Those that wish not to see miss out on the best parts of life.
Thank you for your visit.
This is a great piece of truth.
It is difficult to find our real selves. So affected by upbringing and outside influences we sometimes forget to look within and find ourselves.
I don’t know Brene’s work, but will google it and see 😉
It starts with desire to be better.
Brene Brown is an amazing lady, who has done some amazing research.
You can link on her name at the end of the poem or in the right hand column.
Uplifting. This is a mantra to start every day.
Your description of the day is great!
Relinquishing control isn’t always so easy, but it’s good advice … This is a beautiful inspirational poem!
Thank you for visiting and for your kind words.
Ditto that! 🙂
Well done, Debi. And I like how you illustrated it.
Don’t you love this medium where we can add pictures, drawings, music, whatever makes our heart happy!
Oh that’s really inspirational, thank you for sharing. 🙂
What do you do about what you find? I believe that is necessary to have a good idea about who we truly are, but if I’m honest, what I find is not something that I announce to the world with pride, for some of the deepest realities of me are humbling instead. On the surface I believe that I am great, but when I see the raw reality, this is not just in question, but inconceivable.
If I had no measure of greatness but myself, I could be satisfied that the real me is worthy of this word “worthy”. But, I believe Someone who is greater than me is perfect and is inclined to cover me and change me into something that is beautiful like Him — bit by bit.
Hope all is well.
Noting that you have been part of poets rally in the year of 2011,
what an achievement, thanks for your outstanding contribution to us
along the way, keep up the excellence. Best!
Come join our poetry rally today if you wish to mingle and get inspired!
A poem of your choice or a free verse is accepted.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Looking forward to seeing you share.
Respect and hugs.