Being Oneself

“The greatest challenge of the human experience is discovering who you really are.
The second greatest challenge is living in a way that honors what you have discovered.”
My Renewed Mind

Photo Credit: c.Olivia, 2011.

Photo Credit: c.Olivia, 2011.



looking in the mirror

looking more than once

looking in the mirror

feeling like a dunce

looking in the mirror

taking inner stock

looking in the mirror

feeling quite a shock

looking in the mirror

smiling at what is there

looking in the mirror

finding you’re quite rare


living the reflection

being true to who you are

living the reflection

accepting all the scars

living the reflection

knowing we are all one

living the reflection

knowing you are less than none

living the reflection

being who you are

living the reflection

claiming your own star





“Never apologize for being sensitive. It is a sign that you have a loving heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Keep in mind that showing emotion is a sign of compassion and strength…

~Mar Rozaian

c. "Intensity" Fall, 2015. Photo Credit: Olivia.

c. “Intensity” Fall, 2015.
Photo Credit: Olivia.

Do not let your tears flow

Pull those droplets back into your being

Until the day comes when you no longer feel

Plastic, perfect white teeth

Smiling from ear to ear

Pacifies the crowd’s hunger appeal

Emotions strongly felt

Cinders spark deep within

Keep in check for the fortune wheel

Stay on the fringe

No commitment create

Until the day arrives, where you fall and kneel

When you have dropped low

And acknowledge your heart is not steal





I am just ME

lines and curves

I am no one in particular

No one special indeed

I have my mistakes

Piled up to my knees

I try my best

That is all I do each day

Yet, Who I am

scares You away…

Yes, I am vulnerable

and have hit the wall

not a few times but more

rejection  like a swift ball

I have shown you who I am

you have seen the good and the bad

I have shown you my weakness

and now I m scared sad

true love

true romance is in the gestures

… from Love, Sex, Intelligence — with Leonisa Tanguilig Gallagher and Chrissiemisses Shavonna CThomas.



true love floats in the sky
true love kisses you by and by
true love is so fleeting

especially if one is cheating



how do you heal a shattered heart?

I wonder how one heals a shattered heart
I wonder how that happens
Plaster does not work…too many cracks
Superglue neither…impenetrable–would not be able to breathe
Cement…seems it would kill one completely

I wonder how one heals a broken heart
I wonder how that happens
Each moment another breath is taken
Each day another step is walked
Each day a bit more sun comes in

But it is painful…the light
The light reveals all that was hidden
The truth of the betrayal comes full force
You have to face it and live it
You have to face it and swim through it

lonely-heart-on-monitor-showing-loneliness-100144847And it is HELL