So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain

poetry

All of the posts under the "poetry" tag.

Maybe Today Will Be Better

Maybe Today Will Be Better - SoAngieWrites.com

I rise in starlight
For a moment forgetting
The pains of the day before
When they roll back in
There is a choice-

I go downstairs
Open the windows
Grind coffee beans
Breathe in deep
The smells of my life

It’s vulnerable
To hope for better days
It’s vulnerable
To hold uplifted states
To say- maybe today will be better
Is vulnerable and brave

Fractured – A Complex PTSD Poem

Fractured - A Complex PTSD Poem by SoAngieWrites.com #trauma #recovery #poetry #PTSD

A broken teacup
A shattered sense of safety
A fractured sense of self

I glue the first together
It doesn’t hold water
Succulents don’t need much

I drag the second along
To traverse a mis-filtered world
Hoping discomfort desensitizes me

I wear the final like a film
And line my eyes in black
The disconnect lies in the mirror

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Further reading:
How Complex PTSD differs from PTSD
Heal By Writing About Your Truama

Angie October 25, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Autumn Renewal

Autumn Renewal poem by SoAngieWrites.com

We drove up the mountain on a cool, misty day
I rolled down my window, leaning out like a pup
Wind and rain hit my face
Eyes open to Falling gems
Majestic Season
Nearly Sacred
My heart plumps with gratitude
I baste my life in Autumn renewal

Angie September 27, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

We Can Bloom in Difficult Spaces

Yesterday was a good day. My husband is home, taking a week off between work trips. We drove to Mount Evans and hiked the final trail- from the parking lot to the 14, 258 ft. summit. I am so pleased we were able to do this! We went slow and took lots of breaks, dealing with tendonitis, neural tension, and a thin atmosphere.… Continue reading

Angie September 24, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Angie August 5, 2015 4 Comments Permalink

Some Days

Some days
It has to be enough
To simply breathe
And exist in a tender way
Eating when we’re hungry
Drinking some water
Looking up and around
At our surroundings
Without judgement

To experience today
At one with ourselves
Welcoming rather than condemning

It’s enough
We’re enough

Some Days by soangiewrites.com

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Angie May 25, 2015 2 Comments Permalink

Make Space For Stories

People carry impossible pains
There are losses that can’t be spoken
My vacancies are occupied in other lives
Yet the spot where I feel full
Remains empty for someone else

To just be aware and able
To tell my own stories
Lay out my own bloody burdens
Is not enough if I cannot
Safeguard that space for others

Empathy quote from Nonviolent Communication

Empathy quote from Nonviolent Communication

I don’t have to match your experiences to see you.… Continue reading

Angie May 11, 2015 6 Comments Permalink

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