“Nothing external to me has any power over me”

~ Walt Whitman

Here’s a little poem I wrote to remind us to stop creating from the ideas and belief systems pressed upon us from other people’s realities. Stop buying into it and selling it as if it belongs to you. You are way more powerful than that!

She sleeps within two sheets of gold

One much richer with strength

& within her dreams she lives her life

with power and defense

But yet alive she sees her life

As destiny’s forgotten thought

Not daring to speak her own true mind

Nor challenge what she’s sought

So I think within my mind

of grey and useless verse

When may she mention her true crime

And forget life’s evil curse

Of dreams and laughter spun upon

A wheel of false gold

And stop mentioning ideas of life

-Often bought and sold-