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In a difference sense, of course.

Onto the Next Stage 

I’m retiring trauma

and the use 

of it as an excuse 

and I’m so tired of 

blaming Daddy and Mama.

I’m retiring blaming empathy 

for choosing to deplete me.

I’m retiring from making noise

that protrudes ‘victim’ in my voice.

I’m done giving anyone credit 

for what I’ve done

and all that I’ve overcome.

I’m retiring from 

stroking egos 

and downplaying my goals 

just because it seems as if 

I am turning up my nose.

I’m onto the next stage of my life.

I had to detach from 

my tainted mindset 

of my own inaccurate 

views and longing to dissect 

values that are preached 

to society –

I had to separate 

my identity 

and sift through my soul,

removing concepts

that didn’t apply to me.

I’m retiring

from people pleasing

I’m retired from giving myself away.

I’m retired from imploding 

after accepting yet another replay.

And – I don’t know what is on the other side of this door,

but I’m willing to bet it’s better than anything I have ever felt before.

I’m retiring but that doesn’t mean that I’m going away.

I’m retiring from worry, and I think I’ll just blog today.

Thank you for viewing. I have a lot of good things lined up that require letting go and having faith. I am often still stubborn. I am seemingly human. Can’t escape that part.

I’d also like to include with this piece a link to another meaningful blog post, This time! A Journey to Inner Peace. I wrote this just this summer, in June, and as fall approaches I find reflective moments like this to be so helpful.

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Email me: speak2jess@jusjesspoetry.org

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5 responses to “Onto the Next Stage – I’m Retiring”

    1. Thank you so much. Each line holds so much weight. ✨

      1. My pleasure! Yes, it is fantastic lines 😊🙏🙏

  1. Love this and some other pieces of your blog. Yes, retire and give it to Jesus. This poem resonated with me. Blessings

    1. Thank you. I am happy that this resonated. I’ll admit that has been a reoccurring hurdle as when I pray and step by faith I have found myself still worrying and trying to have so much control. One step at a time and I am learning to be kind to myself.
      Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your comment!

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