Stand up, stand up! Be bold, be strong!
Your talent, on world stage, truly does belong!
You are a beacon, shining bright,
Birthed to emerge, grow, and show your inner light!
It is a crime to leave talent, dusty on rickety, hidden shelves,
So set out your stall, allow true expression of your amazing inner selves,
Surely, you will experience some discomfort as you stretch,
Far better than staying a self defeating, self pitying little wretch?
Rather, as you experience movement, create life changing shifts,
You will, newly emboldened, dare to share your gifts!
Life is truly meant for us to live,
Whilst doing so, by our own example, give
To those, like us, who have some times been
Squashed, ignored, or diligently working, self effacing, behind a screen
Of uniformity, water poured on burning fire,
Quashed down, made damp squib of all passion and desire.
And, as others bask in your new golden glow,
It helps for them, also to know,
That they have their own miracles to perform,
Whether on a stage, or as more often is the norm,
In their own families and communities, through their daily life and deeds,
Do great work, sow and nurture the seeds,
Of positivity, purposefulness and joy,
With which, we all entered this world to buoy
Up ourselves and others; to carry the birthright of our mothers,
Influenced by fathers, daughters, sisters, brothers,.
Whether for good or bad, as we mix with friends, many others,
Who enter into our life’s stratosphere
They all add dark and shade, maybe cause us to shed a tear,
Perhaps of joy or sometimes pain,
So, ultimately, of our own truth, understanding we gain.
Right here and now, in 2012, we need to show,
Through heartfelt determination, strength of courage,
We all have the power to foster our own abilities, to grow
And achieve, our birthright to succeed,
To be sincere, root out the dreaded weed
That with strangle hold would choke down our well intentioned schemes,
Leave us struggling with dashed hopes, and broken, once beautiful dreams.
So meaning-full, join us to create
An interwoven, beautiful, brilliant picture with which all can relate,
As one voice, stand up and state:
“We are here to live mindfully in this life,
We choose creativity, positive intent over unrewarding strife
And as we choose to change how we ourselves perceive,
In our own dreams, our legacy, our power, we truly believe!”
Sue Maggott has only recently discovered her ability to write poems, which emerged as a result of writing morning pages as per Julia Cameron’s The Artists Way. She is now in the process of writing her first poetry book, and is thrilled to have been shortlisted for an award for her poetry in the Women Inspiring Women awards (June 2012). Sue also carries out angel card reading, angelic reiki and spiritual coaching.
Sue has been nominated for an award in the Women Inspiring Women national awards for her poetry.
Some books you might enjoy to believe in yourself, connect with your angels and fulfill your dreams:
We will end with a great song by Savage Garden. Listen to the lyrics.
This is a song to help you believe in yourself, let go of your past and say “Yes!” to life.
The song is called Affirmation. Enjoy!