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Rearrangements

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Becoming someone

Different

But therefore 

More oneself 

Changing as

Life breaks you

Finding ways 

To reglue dignity 

And rise above

Regaining health

Reinvention of

New ailments 

Flipping pain 

To that was

Meant to be 

Never feeling 

Victimized 

But free to

Move affliction 

Into fresh 

And beautiful 

Rearrangements 

January 29th, 2017
© Keely Myles 

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Be true

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2 Thessalonians 4:11

A dear man
Once warned me
That pastors’ wives
Often are either
Easily offended
Or busybodies.
And you know what?
He was quite right.
I’ve been both
At times,
I’ll admit it.
I need to change
Some habits.
I need to learn
To shut my trap,
To plug my nosiness,
To deafen my ears,
To watch where
My feet and heart go.
I need to love more fully,
To not be a bully,
To be really, truly real,
To not make such
Big deals out
Of little molehills.
I will always
Love that man
For teaching me
To be less critical,
Less judgmental,
To be more
Self forgetful,
To be less prying,
To do less sighing,
To spend more time
On loving and living,
Being more forgiving
To myself and others,
To not invite trouble,
To not nose or meddle,
To be less fretful
About what others
Think, say or do.
I love that man
For teaching me
“This above all:
to thine own self
Be true.”

July 17, 2014

“Turn your critics into coaches.”

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” ~Proverbs 27:17

“We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies.” ~2 Thessalonians 3:11

“This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!”
~Polonius, Hamlet Act 1, scene3, 78-82

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