This past year, I learned about the importance of peace in ways I did not anticipate and although I’m still trying to find it, I have a better understanding of where it can be found. I hope this poem inspires you to claim peace for yourself.
I’ve learned that I need space to heal, but with people you can’t always get distance.
So sometimes healing is a seesaw and you’re stuck on the end that’s in the air, the necessity of secret songs and protected art outweighed by the need for their presence.
And if they get up and leave, you’ll hit the ground with a swiftness and force that you will feel for the rest of your life. Your graceless landing will shove your lungs out of its cage and whenever you take a breath a bit too deep, you’ll be stung with cartilage.
However, there is always a choice to make and if you find the strength to jump off the seat, your knees will bruise and you’ll walk away with a limp but they’d remain seated because with or without you they are grounded.
May your holiday season be filled with love, joy, peace, and blessings.
This is my last Christmas as a teenager and I’m savoring every last bit of it.
I watched the new Pixar movie, Soul, this evening. It is a beautiful film with a message that we all need to hear now more than ever and it came at a moment in my life where I really needed to hear the message.
This holiday season is different, to say the least, so please take care of yourselves!
Can you believe that this time next week it’ll be 2021?! Time doesn’t stop for anyone.
The world has changed drastically since the last time I posted and I hope everyone is doing well, staying safe, and finding healthy ways to cope with however the current societal and global climate may be affecting your mental health.
One thing that is helping me get through these times is my art, whether it be writing, photography, film, or music. With that said, here are some photos that I have taken on disposable cameras (35mm) over the course of the past year, I hope they bring bring light to your day!
I apologize for my disappearance but I’m back! I have recently started college and the first semester was a lot, but today marks the end of my second week of my second semester and it’s going great so far.
I hope everyone’s year is going great, it’s crazy to think we’re in a new decade! I’ve spent the majority of my life so far in the 2010s so I’m entering into the unknown and it’s scary but exciting.
As for My Truth Poetry, expect more poems and photography! I even started film photography so be on the lookout for that!
Whether it changed your perspective, got you through a rough time, or sparked an interest, art is impactful.
A movie that I loved when I was younger and will always appreciate is “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron” released in 2002. It never failed to make me cry and the theme of freedom that rang throughout it never left me. I also believe that one of the reasons why I am so passionate about being headstrong in who I am is because of this movie.
Be sure to leave your answer in the comment section, I thought of this question a while ago because I feel as though people undermine the importance of art. So tell me, what’s a movie, song, or piece of art that changed your life? I will be responding and possibly making a post where I talk about the art that you mentioned!