In the name of love—that is, living a life you're deeply engaged with—here are three short poems about starting new as your best (or at least better) self. If you want your life to be different, then you need to connect your desire to the people, practices, and beliefs that mesh with this new reality.
With old ways crumbling, new wisdom was rising.
We don’t need to stay stuck in the past, and though we’re connected to how we got here, life isn’t required to go on as it always has. We can make it new. At any time of our choosing.
Here’s what I’ve found: Change can be a friend. A best friend. A giver of hope. A teacher of personal freedom. A call for forgiveness. Sometimes, a necessity for sanity.
Sometimes, it takes a fed-up body and a tired soul to make you realize that staying the same just isn’t an option anymore.
Here's to your highest self, and a chance for something new.
3 Poems for Starting New and Diving Deeper into the Life That You Crave
She’s never burned any bridges,
But she thinks about starting over
Somewhere totally new.
Not with fire or fury
Reflecting in her eyes—
Nothing less than passion,
Nothing but the brightness of the future,
Nothing but the connections that make her
Feel good enough
Just being who she knows herself to be.
— Looking forward
What do I have to do
To feel like I’m wholly new?
How to mend this overwhelming brokenness
That’s taken root
Deeper than hope seems to go.
The tectonic plates of my internal landscape
And there are heart-shattering earthquakes
Coming real soon.
I’m not sure there’s anything I can do
To avoid the teachings that’ll
Surely come through.
I pray something worthwhile is delivered
By the molten rock
That covers everywhere I’ve walked
And changes everything iv’e known as the truth.
— New ground
Who says you can’t be
What you’re expected to be?
When it comes to living in love,
There is no reason
Not to blossom
That’s good enough to follow.
You cannot hide in shallow waters for long, for
No excuse is clever enough
To a heart that knows how it feels.
Anything short of authenticity
Would be wrong.
Like the flowers unravel and
The cocoon is meant to be broken open,
Be what Love pulls you to be.
— Breaking free
. . .
Which of these poems spoke to you the most today?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!
P.S. Want to celebrate this next chapter of your life with something you can hold? Go visit my shop for prints of handwritten poems and other words of hope and heart. If you forget what matters or why you started in the first place, you’ll have something to remind you.