Poetry Today

Don’t Let Rejection Move you

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Rejection is a part of life, sometimes it’s unfair, and sometimes it’s because we are not prepared to step into that present situation. Most times, it’s because we are trying to fit into a space that’s not meant for us.

Always trust that sometimes rejection is pushing you towards something greater. Do not allow rejection to move you. Do not allow it to stop you from reaching higher. Do not allow it to harden your heart.

Continue to move with purpose, continue to reach into the depth and announce your presence. You will know where you are meant to be, you will feel the warmth and the peace that comes with being accepted.

Never push or stay where you know you don’t belong. Recognize rejection when it comes and learn to walk away. In doing so, you will save yourself years of being stuck in the wrong place.

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Have a safe and bless week.

Nikki

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You Are More Than the Lies You Allowed Yourself to Believe

Sometimes it gets into your soul, and you can’t shake the low dark cloud that’s hanging over your head. The chatter, the lies, the bitter words, all the things you allowed yourself to believe, all the things you are still holding on to. They are not true; they don’t define you.

Here are 5 steps to help you accept how wonderful and bless you are:

1. Let it go and set your soul free.

2. You are enough even on the rough days

3. You don’t need validation; your authenticity is your truth.

4. Embrace your uniqueness and your strengths.

5. Let the world see your light, you’ve hidden it long enough.

Bonus 6. Forgive yourself and others, this is the only way to move forward.

The days are full of trouble, but the days are also full of hope and beauty. Every morning you get an opportunity to wake up and choose life.

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Gut Feelings

Some called it intuition, sixth sense, a hunch, a feeling, my grandmother calls it gut feelings, but no matter the name, I always listen to it and pays attention. That feeling that’s crawling between your soul and your bones, it’s always trying to warn you, to tell you something is not right. Often times we ignore it and ended up paying the consequences.

This poem speaks of the truth of not listening to your gut feelings.

Broken Link

These walls no longer

Hold me

This house without

Your warm smile

No longer feels like home

A broken link

A body without hands

And hearts

You were the epicenter

Of my world

A beautiful disaster

I saw coming

But couldn’t turn

Away from

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This poem along with many more can be found in my book Sackcloth & Silk.

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Until next time

Nikki

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You are defined by the grace you give

You were born into it, the hardship, the pain, the abused, the sickness, the worry, the neglect, the endless tears……. you’ve seen and experience more than you should. You’ve tried and failed more times than you should. You’ve questioned your worth. You’ve stayed silent even when you have so much to say.

But today I want to tell you something you probably already know.

You are precious and your life is worth far more than you could ever image.

Give yourself and your situation some grace today.

You carry so much light in you, but you need to let the darkness go, so you can shine for the world to see.

I want you to remember that no matter how bad your circumstances are; you are not defined by them.

Your worth is not defined by your overflowing to do list

Your beauty is not defined by your weight

Your goals are not defined by your failures

Your truth is not defined by what others think of you

Your future is not defined by your past mistakes

Your hope is not defined by your lost

You are defined by the life you live

By the grace you give

By the freedom of your smile

And by the virtue of your hands

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Nikki

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Hope Coming Back Home

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
― Maya Angelou

All of us in our own way are dealing with something we rather not speak about. We are imperfect, we are tired, we stumble through our days trying to hold on to the promises we made to ourselves, but on the hard days, I remind myself that I am still here, I am alive and bless even in the midst of my circumstances. No matter how dark the days are, I can still choose to let the light in.

This is your reminder, the light is always with us, in us and around us, choose to let it in today. Whatever you are going through I pray you find the courage to overcome and find peace again.

I love this quote by Earnest Hemingway, “We are all a little broken, that’s how the light gets in”

I think it’s fitting for the day and time that we are living in. Normal as we know it no longer exist and we are learning how to pivot and adjust. There are some deep darkness and even some hopelessness in the lives of those we love, and it’s up to us to show them that they are stronger than their circumstances. There’s light along the broken path, Show them the beauty in accepting the truth that change is inevitable and they can rise stronger than before.

HOPE, COMING BACK HOME

You are worthy

Of the music in your soul

The air upon your skin

The light

That has finally return

To your eyes

You told me of the darkness

How you fought and won

And I could feel hope

Bending the edges

Letting the light in

I could see joy

Coming back home

To the soft places

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Nikki

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I Am Learning To Trust Myself Again

We are all imperfect, and no matter how hard we try, sometimes life will bring us to our knees. So the choice is ours, to get back up and keep living, keep dreaming and fulfilling our destiny.

Trust the journey, have faith in the little things. What you tell yourself matters, the affirmations and love that you give away to others are great; but remember to give some back to yourself as well.

Think about where you are going.

Where do you want to end up?

What is your purpose?

Choose the path that represent your heart.

Embrace your uniqueness and your strength.

This poem is about learning to trust yourself again. I hope you some comfort and insight in these words.

I am learning

How to trust myself

How to let go

Of the things I can’t control

I am growing

I am capable

I deserve all the love

In this world

I will not settle

I will no longer beg

For what is rightfully mine

I will open my heart

To feel deeply

To nourish the space where

Discontentment lives

I will fill my soul with

Goodness

I belong here

In the breath and longing

Of this glorious life

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@paragonwords

Nikki

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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

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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

Give Yourself Grace

If you are feeling worn out and tired. If your heart is tied up in knots and there are darks clouds gathering in your soul.

Give yourself permission to let go. You are worthy, you are able, you are enough.

This season of hardship and chaos will pass, and you will once again feel peace in your soul.

Give yourself grace today!