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You Have to Be Fierce


You have to be fierce 

to find your way out of pain 

through the pain. 


You have to be willing to walk barefoot on coals, 

feel the flames, 

feel the heat. 


You have to say enough is enough. 

I am the tip of the iceberg. 

What treasures and horrors lurk beneath? 


You have to face it again and again. 

You stop and you rest, 

catch your breath...



We need to be honest with each other about our challenges and struggles, and also about the ways and means we find to push our way through.  We gather strength from sharing the journey. 

I will draw you in like a cool spring warm fire when you are looking for a quiet place to rest, be yourself, and contemplate the world around you....


"Be naked in the splendor of the truth of who you are."


"Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before."

Audre Lorde
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