Thursday, December 22, 2005

My Wish for Her

It must be difficult
having so much to prove
to so many people.
The pressure to prove you can do it,
prove you can make it,
prove it's not some joke,
prove that you're something
despite being told
years ago
that you were
I wish you could let it go,
even if just for a moment.
Let it go,
breathe deeply,
stop caring about the opinions of others.
Let it go
and for once
live for yourself
and not for the voices
that keep you up at night.


Blogger acumamakiki said...

After just seeing Brokeback Mountain, and now reading these words.....I'm at a loss. But oh to be that girl, able to turn away from voices and opinions and the need to prove.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Swirly said...

As always....beautiful.

9:01 PM  
Anonymous nikol said...

my wish for us all... thanks for articulating... one breath at a time, we take back our lives, our selves, our power...

my wish for her, too... and for me... one breath at a time...

9:23 PM  
Blogger red sun said...

are you talking to me?!?
i'm at a loss of words at your comments because most recently i feel like i'm suffocating from that internal pressure to prove to myself that i can do this... or that... what's the point, though? who are we all really proving these things to?

5:46 AM  
Blogger ArtsyMama said...


6:13 AM  
Blogger bella said...

a wish for myself.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Living Part Deux said...

Oh those voices in your head. God bless whoever - all the whoevers this is about. It is such a relief to silence those voices.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Michelle Fry said...

Ah the hardest thing to do is to stop caring about the opinions of others. I strive to do this every day. Thanks for letting me know there are other people out there struggling with the same thing. Baby steps right?

11:07 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

are you talking to me??? wow
very true!

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Beansprout said...

Ahh...those voices that "keep you up at night", those are the ones I call my poker up the ass voices. Always so difficult to silence those ones. Hoping that your wish comes true for you and all of that struggle through those nights. thanks so much.

4:07 PM  
Blogger melba said...

Very deep lately. I am glad you are writing so much, it helps to get it all out. Sincere wishes for a warm and peaceful holiday.

8:54 PM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

oh i hope this can happen...for all of let go of all those expectations and past pain...just for a moment.

7:23 AM  

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