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Sometimes Love is Eternal

I’ve had enough

I’ve wiped my hands clean

The breaking is evident

I’ve loved and lost

I’ll clean up the mess

You’ve made of me

My bones are weeping

Begging me to look inward

To step in from the cold

To let you go

If only my bones know

That I’ve been loving you

Since the dawn of time

And sometimes love

Is eternal

Nikki Sterling 2021 @paragonwords

Poetry Today

Embrace The Gift That You Are


I am sending you hope

And love and light and goodness

Wrap your arms around your

Beautiful wholeness

And embrace the gift that you are

You might not be feeling

Like yourself right now

But there’s a tincture of light

Behind those dark clouds

Turn your face towards the sun

And let it fill you with peace

Nikki Sterling @paragonwords 2021

Poetry Today

Own Your Story

It’s your story, you are worthy of every single word, every moment, every movement. The scary parts, the joyful and sad parts, the stillness , the loudness, the chaos, the beauty, the real authentic you.

Own your story, be proud of your journey, you are worthy of your beautiful wholeness.

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Are You Listening

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I am still hopeful

Deep down in the silence

Beneath the darkness

A flame still burns

I’ve seen too much

I’ve endured too much

I’ve prayed too much

To give in now

I’m painting a rainbow

Over my scars

I’m washing the ugliness

From my tongue

I am speaking to the mountains

And the walls and the empty spaces

Receptive souls will hear

The broken heart will hear

Grieving families will hear

The children will hear

The confused and disillusion will hear

They will come

They will listen

For in our bellies

Rooted deep we have an innate

Desire to see change

To feel hopeful

So today

Come as you are

Hear my voice

Let change begin with you

One voice

One word

Softly spoken

Are you listening

@NIkki Sterling @paragonwords 2020

Poetry Today


Make it count, whatever you do.
Do it with a willing heart; we are here for a brief moment, each second is priceless. Choose wisely the things that matters, the things that are good and precious. Hold life a little closer, love a little harder, be passionate about what moves you, listen with your heart….and most importantly, stand up for what you believe in.

Nikki Sterling @paragonwords Copyrighted 2021