Because, I am

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I woke up smiling today.
I do that most days…
It has been a long (last 3 years) …
But here I am… because of these amazing things —>
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Because I am strong
I wake up smiling
Because I don’t give up
I am alive to tell my stories
Because I am resilient
I am able to still be kind to everyone
Because I persevere
I am able to continue to work hard
Because I am kind
I am able to practice empathy
Because I am self sufficient
I am able to be generous
Because I am understanding
I am able to understand others
Because I am humble
I am able to avoid ignorance
Because I am selfless
I am able to put others first
Because I am brave, I am able to keep fighting… And because I love myself, I am able to take care of ME… and because I am able to take care of me, I am able to be a fierce & strong mother to my son!

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Life has taught me many lessons, and here I am to tell my stories! We All Fall Down, but what defines our character How We rise above!

☆Tryst☆

The Silence of the Night

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In the Silence of the night… I see that storms don’t last forever ~
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The Silence of the night
Has me feeling free
Thinking of yesterday
And all the chaos you created
I wondered each & everyday
What parts I played in it all
Yet, once I removed you
The silence came…
The peace
The quiet
The stillness of happiness
The darkness was washed away
With the rain…
Suddenly you were gone
And all my suffering went with you
In the silence of the night
I saw my life
Alone
And it is beautiful
Anyone looking in…
Can see plain as day
The chaos was always you
And I get to walk away with my head held high
As I
Was just your excuse
So what is it now…
Because now we are apart
And my sky is full of light
And the darkness left with you
In the silence of the night
Im smiling in the quiet
Spaces I call home
And storms don’t last forever
I am happy alone

☆Tryst☆

Embracing The Day

Embracing The Day ~>
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The moments of my
Morning,
The beginning of my
Day…
Breathing in the
World,
Not a word
I need to say…
Blissfully taking in
The freshness all around
Sun peeking over
The sparkling dew
On the grass thats on the ground…
Thinking of my yesterday,
Of all that I’ve been through…
Wondering if you’re missing,
The things I miss of you…
The ups & downs we experience…
Constantly moving our hearts,
Are we still connected,
When we are miles apart…
The moments of my
Morning,
Remind me I am alive…
And all the things Im seeking,
Some things I left behind…
Even looking forward
Moving from day to day…
I will embrace this life
In every single way.

~ Think.Speak.Tryst.~

Whispers … (Revisited)

This is something I wrote some time ago for my Soul to Shine space. Tryst is, and will always be, my main blog writing space with the most content and the deepest looks into my truths and my realities … but I created my little Soulshine space for the little pieces with a BIG meaning.

The history and story of what Soulshine is to me and how it came about in my life is something that I have not really shared in great detail. For those who know me, understand what Soulshine is just by knowing me and how my energy works. I am alive in my heart, I am alive in my spirit and everywhere I go, I am a giver and sharer of my Soulshine. I honestly can’t imagine being any other way … and why would I? This is who I am.

Sometimes fewer words have a much bigger impact. That is what you will find in Soul To Shine.

Here on Tryst, I write much more …

I cut and paste this little bit because it suddenly POPPED up in my notifications the other day, and as I said, I wrote it some time ago. This little notification brought me to this piece and I read through it.

This was a Free Write. And one of my favorite Free Writes. So I wanted to share it here … because, well, because I just did.

I hope it reaches someone … anyone … even just one single soul … and they enjoy reading the words as much as I did when writing them.

XoXo

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Whispers

…she is the moon, up in the sky… she becomes the stars, when you make her cry… her music sings painful melodic blues, telling of times when she had felt used… when you hear her whispering words in the air, listen closely to what you hear… she is telling you that the world can be cold, but you can still have love that is warm to hold… she will tell you that pain will make you stronger, by giving you wisdom to living longer… she will tell you to be aware of all of your time, because time is short and you can’t rewind… she will tell you that yesterday has come and gone, don’t live in the past, it’s a truthful song… she whispers that love is the ultimate gift, to have, to hold, to give, and to wish… so love with your heart, and let your soul shine on through, and never, ever, stop being true to you…

 …Jen Lefever

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Palindromes

A Poetic Duet Written by Pieces & Think. Speak. Tryst

This is the brilliance of Neeraj, mixed with the feminine sensitivity of me, (Jen) … An emotional expression of words through the hearts & minds of a man and a woman .. Here, Neeraj explains this beautifully:

Palindromes are the words and sequences that are same while reading from backward or forward such as “madam”. Here, our palindrome will be for emotional sequence, connecting everything forming a never-ending circle of same sentiments, happening again and again. Like in this poem, every paragraph begins with same emotion the last paragraph was ended with. What you think? I would say let’s take the chance and redefine the word ‘Palindrome’ in a wider, emotional sense.
And, of course, I loved it and here it is!! Our written affair from us, to you ~ I hope you enjoy! XO
Palindromes
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Smoke filled the empty room
Leaving me empty
All too soon
Here I am
Surrounded in my distractions
Cloaked in what I thought I knew
Laughing at my false interactions
And you are gone
So far from view
Gone like you were never here
Not in this world, where
I’m forced to keep myself alive
Sitting here, seeing my today
And yesterday fighting with hands
With each other
Just like we used to play
Not so long ago
Yet, long ago is where we were,
We were incredible upon the world
Two hearts, joined in one
Pieces that fell, and
Came together again…
Laughing as we, Loved endlessly
But that was then
It’s changed somehow
Somehow,
Something changed,
Altered the face of my today.
And I want to chase you back,
Want to go back
And live my yesterday…
When teasing was amusing
Not so long ago
Again the room is filling with smoke…
Leaving me empty
All too soon.
Written by Neeraj K. & Jen L.
Visit Neeraj and see the PIECES  of his soul by following this link …
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Moon Wisdom

Moon Wisdom
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One day
I asked you to forgive me
Without ever realizing
I was wrong for what I was seeking
Confused as ever
Chasing the wrong things
Living in my soul
Where I was everywhere
Whatever that means
Until one day
I ran to the sea
I stopped on the shore
Staring out
Far beyond little, helpless me
I saw the moon
Resting on the horizon
Its face was glowing
Slightly smiling
Like it was always knowing
Watching me chase
The wrong people
For years
Those who complicated my life
When in need, they left me in tears
Chances I kept giving
I forgave every time
Then came the day
When I took back what was mine
When I saw truth and light
I had no more forgiveness
No sympathy for the broken
To my demise, I was a witness
Exhausted I was
I had no more energy left
I laid in the sand,
Under the moon I slept
That night came whispers
Words were spoken to me
Coming from the moon
A place much wiser than me
In my slumber
In my mind these words came
The universe speaking to me
Telling me not to blame
Pointing fingers
At others does no good
And pointing them towards myself
Also has no purpose, no reason I should
Now is the time
To embrace the moment
What lies in my hands now
What will I do to show it?
Yesterday is gone
And tomorrow is on the way
People come and go
But I will always stay
I will always have myself
To live, learn and die
But before this all ends
I am strong enough to try
So when I woke up
From my slumber in the sand
I looked town at my palms
I saw a tattoo on my hand
I tiny little butterfly
Next to the word ‘Free’
A message from the moon
Was tattooed on me
I stood up slowly
And looked up at the sun
I realized that I was a miracle
That it was time for me to run
Run to my soul
To my spirit, my life
It is time for me to live
Let go, and to fight
It is time for forgiveness
And courage
And strength
It is time for everything
I’ve kept hidden beneath …
~J. Lefever~
09/30/2013
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No More

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No More

I told you

I will stop running

When the daylight’s visible no more

I remember the clouds that day

The day you went to Heaven

Since then

I have been running

Running all over the place

Searching for the answers

Finding humanity

Ugly in most places

Don’t speak

When my words are flowing

It has been quite some time

Writing in a style that is

Uncommon

Unfamiliar

Uncharacteristic

Of mine, yet

It is me speaking all the same

Yes, I came here

With words today

I told you

I’d be back

I will stop running

When the daylight’s visible no more …

~ J. Lefever ~

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