Category Archives: PERSONAL

We create our own joy or misery according to the goals we set

“What’s your goal?” My friend used to drive me crazy with this question. Any time I’d ask for advice, express frustration, or tell him my thoughts, he’d respond the same way: What’s your goal? I had no idea how to … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Leave

It is okay to leave people Who don’t inspire you Who make you feel less like yourself Who can’t help you become all you dream of being. It is okay to leave people If their presence will keep you from … Continue reading

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All

I wrote parts of this many years ago when I had deeply wounded a friend. Today I am struggling on behalf of another friend whose mistake I did not see in time to help her avoid it. I am holding … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Date a Writer

You can expect letters in the mail And love notes on your pillow And sweet scribblings on your mirror And long, rambling emails in the middle of the night. You can expect love quotes on your phone And song lyrics … Continue reading

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Be Free

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in … Continue reading

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What I Cannot Say In Words

Show me your curves, your edges, your smoothness, your scars, every sun-kissed spot of age. Show me how and when and where to touch, show my mouth your favorite place. I want to be fluent in your body language and … Continue reading

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Naked and Unashamed

Some day, I will stand bare before you. Tender. Vulnerable. Exposed. And I will be safe. Accepted. Cherished. Loved. Not because you have created a safe place for me, But because I have. Rina Marie 30 Days of Poetry, Day … Continue reading

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