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Restoration

It’s time to heal from all the destruction you’ve been through. Closed the door and be still, let peace enter your soul. Walk away if you can, respond differently, change your surroundings, speak up for yourself, do whatever it takes to move forward. You only have one chance at living, start making your own choices and live the life God intended for you to live. Start today!

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Grief

I want to encourage you today to hold on; to not give in to grief. It will rob you of your best days, but you will survive. There’s hope at the bending of the road, a shift in time that will forever connect the lineage of hearts and hands, of soul and spirit. What you’ve lost will never be forgotten and what you’ve gained will live in your heart until the end of time.

This is for you on the hard days

I know you’ve tried your best

To live with this emptiness

But the world

Thunder through your chest

And most days

Bravery calls out

For brokenness to take

Its place

You’re never one

To walk away

But your soul is weary

The nights are longer

And your heart

Is full of grief

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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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Nikki

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You Are My Greatest Hope

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Desmond Tutu

I know it’s cliché, I know you’ve heard it over and over again. Don’t give up on love.

So hear me out for a second!

Someone you love and trusted has ripped your heart wide open and you are left with the brokenness, the betrayal, the hurt and the feeling that you will never love or trust anyone again.

For some, the betrayal is unthinkable, and you can’t even bring yourself to talk about it. For some, you are still carrying the resentment and anger in your heart. For some, you shut the world out and fall into a dark place. For some the pain is too great and you made a promise to never let your guard down.

No matter how wrong things have gone for you, I want to encourage you today not to give up on love. Whether it’s a friend, a spouse, a brother, a sister or a lover, you have to get up, forgive them and move on.

Stop going back and reliving the pain. Forgive the person that hurt you, then forgive yourself.

Don’t give up on love. Never give up on yourself. No matter how many times love has let you down.

I believe one day when you least expect it, love will find you, and someone will tell you that you are their greatest hope and their sweetest blessing.

It’s not impossible, you’re not too old, or too broken, stop telling yourself that you don’t deserve love, that no one will ever love you. Start changing your pattern of thinking, let it all go and open your heart to the future and all the possibilities that awaits you.

After all you are my greatest hope.

There are good things waiting for you! I hope you know that, I pray you believe that.

Poem

At the end of the day

When the hush settled into its itself

And your beating heart

Pulls me in from the wreckage

Of the day

I came to you silently

Dragging all my burdens

Behind me

And you wrapped me in your arms

And whispered

I’ll always be here at the end

Of the day

To welcome you home

You’re my greatest hope

My sweetest blessing

My forever love

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With love and gratitude

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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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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With Gratitude!

@paragonwords

Nikki

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Eternally Beautiful

Meet me here, where the sky touches the earth, and our love is bound to the stars. Written since the dawn of time, our love has broken down all barriers, visible and invisible. We are worthy of this love, this beautiful unwritten truth that has found us at our worse and saved our tornado souls from drowning.

This poem is about finding that one person who connects with you on the soul level. A true kind-hearted person that will lay everything aside just to see you smile on your worse day.

When you find that one person

That gives more than they take

That loves you unconditionally

In good times and bad

That refuses to give up on you

No matter what

This kind of love is rare

And beautiful

If you have it

Cherish it

If you’re searching for it

I pray you find it

If you’ve lost it

I hope it finds you once again

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With Gratitude

Nikki Sterling

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Sackcloth & Silk

A Poetic Journey From Darkness To Light- Nikki Sterling

This book is very dear to me; it holds the precious words that I’ve kept hidden for years.

There’s truth, hope, healing, bravery, separation, heartbreak and love here Transformation is not pretty, healing is not attractive, its begging the tears not to spill in the school car line, it’s putting on your lipstick and smiling on the conference calls, it’s the prayingand the constant breaking every day that snatches the breath out of you.

On the good days you embrace the beauty of renewal, you remind yourself that you are stronger than the things that are trying to consume you. The first half of this book (Sackcloth) is a brutal journey through Sacrifice, Severed and Silence, and the second half of this book (Silk) is a celebration of Bravery, Love and Blessings.

Welcome to this space, rest a little, open these pages and let the power of words embrace you. This book is a conduit for every emotion that you try to drown in the dark pool of uncertainty. Know that your feelings are valid and it’s ok to open the door and welcome them in. Walk through your darkness unafraid, let your pain bear witness that you did not give up, that you did not nourish the space where discouragement live, that you welcome the light and set yourself on a path to healing, bound and embodied with the truth that you are not broken, you can self-generate the love you need to heal the deepest wounds.

It’s ok to cry

A little

It’s ok to break apart

Sometimes

It’s ok

To not be ok

Let your soul rest

Lay down the burdens

At your feet

The pain is temporary

Your sorrows will not last

Find your joy

Take it back

Make it a permanent

Symbol of hope

The breaking will come

The hitting rock bottom

Is almost a certainty

But the ash falling at your feet

Will be washed away

And the rising up of your soul

Will be forever glorious

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