Posts Tagged ‘self esteem’

My Cheer Squad Thank You! Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 19, 2016

It’s always great to/
have folks around who’ll remind/
you that you’re awesome.

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Unexpected Kind Words: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

July 25, 2015

Kind words falling from/
pure and innocent lips must/
just bring happiness.

What Makes Me Leave: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 14, 2015

The more folks tell me/
I shouldn’t be some way, the/
more I want to leave.

Cheesehead Roots: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

July 7, 2015

Understanding who/
you are means accepting and/
embracing your roots.

So What If I Think I Am? Or She Is? – Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 3, 2015

When did being the/
center of the Universe /
become a bad thing?

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Worrying About Our Actions: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

February 19, 2015

When we stop wond’ring/
if some think our actions dumb,/
we learn they’re awesome!

An Open Email To The Insecure: Revolutionary Email Free Verse Poem

December 30, 2014

I’ve been there.
I know,
not exactly,
but partially,
how it feels
to doubt.

I get
that you don’t get
how fabulous you are,
how positive we are.

The dreams we hold
dear,
as children,
as princesses and princes,
or as knights
or court jesters,
get beaten.
We lose.

Instead of dreams,
nightmares.
Or worse.
Because in nightmares
we fight.
We rage,
rage,
against the onslaught,
against the lava
that covers us,
against our pants
falling down,
preventing us from running
until we awaken,
wrapped
and trapped
in the sheets
designed to hold us
and keep us
safe
and warm.

No nightmares
take us to death’s door,
stop our dreaming.
It is the belief
that we can’t.
We fear to close
our eyes,
not because we’ll dream
nightmares,
but because we fear
dreaming
nothing.

That fear
follows us
into life.
We believe
the doubts.
We believe
the nothing.
We see
nichts.

But we are always
wrong.
Even when we are
nothing,
we are something.
The likelihood
of being great
is just as great
as the lie
we believe
of nothing.

You tell me
“I think I am
nothing.”
I tell you
“I think you are
something.”

Which is right?
Even in a straight-up
gamble,
there is fifty percent
likelihood
you are
something.

This is no gamble.
It is real.
You exist.
And because you exist,
you are
something.

How great
your something
is
can be discovered.
If not,
it still exists.
It is there
because
you are here.

You just
have to accept
the fact
that,
no matter how you see
yourself,
(or don’t),
other people are going to see
you.
Most will see you well.
And they
(at this point in your life)
are more likely to be closer
to the truth
than you,
sadly,
are.

Some day you will get back
to seeing yourself
as the awesome
and creative
and talented
and intelligent
and shining
person
you really are.

Right now,
you just
have to take
my word
for it.

Word.
Truth.

If We Only Knew: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

October 7, 2014

If we only knew/
how much better others lives/
are because we are….

Being Well: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

June 4, 2014

Be well. Be with well/
people. Don’t regret when sick/
people reject you.

I Am Worth It: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

May 15, 2014

I’m sorry that you/
didn’t think I was “worth it”./
I am to someone.