A resilient spirit by poet Alex Rose Carlin! #resilience #strength #survivor
Many of you don’t know this about me but I have journals and journals filled with my thoughts, poetry, business ideas and drawings. Looking back, it takes me to that state of mind where I was in that moment. It’s a time capsule into the truest part of my spirit.
In 2013, 7 months after my near-death experience when I was just beginning to get sick again, I wrote this in one of my journals (8/30/13 to be exact) titled: HIDDEN SCARS
“It hides beneath the covers on all types of night.
Cold sweat, waking me up in such a fright.
Living in the day, a bright eyed soul,
You can’t see the scars that look like coal.
Trying to live in the moment but thoughts scurry in,
Fighting back the tears even though I never win.
But I’m not alone anymore, my tribe is by my side,
Through the darkness, holding hands, we will ride.
Because I am a survivor, strong and proud.
I can stand up tall and inspire the crowd.
No such thing as giving up, I will always fight,
As long as you’re by my side, I’ll use all my might.
The scars are permanent but the state of mind is not,
I can change my perception, I can change it a lot.
The Universe is there, working out all the kinks,
Soon my path will connect all the missing links.
Some insight... I wasn’t a public speaker yet. I didn’t create @womenempowerx
Yet. I didn’t even have a following or #GoodVibeTribe
yet. But deep down I knew there was more. I knew I could create this life for myself and I wrote it as it was already here. I hope this gives you some hope to see that no matter where you are in your journey, you can rise above and achieve what you want.
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