As You Are… (Poem)

Jen Reich shares one of her healing poems to inspire you to a great life, true to yourself – whoever you may be.

As you are…

Listen child, I’m embarrassed to say

That I tried to conform

Tried not to be gay-

I took jobs out of fear

From doubting my power-

Watching the clock move

From hour to hour-

I held pain in my gut

From hatred of self

Feeling unworthy

Of love or true wealth-

Yet I lived to see different

To embrace all of me

And see the great gift

In learning to be-

It took me some years

So I’m telling you now

Your life is a gift

And so make a vow…

To love who you are

The beauty within

To find your true calling

Then dare to begin-

I know it is scary

But you’re up to the task

To let the world see you

To take off your mask-

Please know you’re supported

We want you to thrive

To inspire the world

By coming alive-

And when you need help

Tune into your heart

Call up a friend

Create works of art-

And know you’re supported

From near and from far

For you are Divine

And loved as you are~

Jen Reich
Flagstaff, AZ 2-6-13

Jen is a nurse, poet, storyteller and author of three books of healing poetry. For more great inspiration from other Inspirational Luminaries like Jen, please visit InspireMeToday.com.

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58 comments

Jen R.
Jen Reich2 years ago

Many thanks. Wishing you all peace, joy and a wonderful October.

Anna Ballinger
Anna Ballinger2 years ago

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Ganaisha Calvin
Ganaisha Calvin2 years ago

thanks for sharing

Genoveva M.
Genoveva M M.2 years ago

Thanks

Ana Marija R.
ANA MARIJA R.2 years ago

Thank You!:))

Robert O.
Robert O.2 years ago

Beautiful poem and so many truths contained. You're gifted Jen.

Jen R.
Jen Reich2 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind words and comments. I feel blessed and grateful~ J

Jen R.
Jen Reich2 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind words and comments. I feel blessed and grateful~ J

Jen R.
Jen Reich2 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind words and comments. I feel blessed and grateful~ J

JL A.
JL A.2 years ago

beautiful