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The Path, Your Path

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, In : Poetry 

Walking your own path

may not be easy

but it is the only path

you truly have.


Sure, you could follow

another person laying down

their idea of your path

but it'll make you feel like you're crawling.


Why not create your own path?

Letting someone else do it

takes away your ability

to see how well you can build it.


Parts of it may be brick or

even shards of broken glass

but it is yours to build

even if you're not sure how or where it leads.


No matter how you create i...

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What Do We Expect?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, June 27, 2010, In : Poetry 

What do we expect?

Do we set low expectations

because of shadows in the past,

hiding what we fear and seek to hide from?


What do we expect?

Hurt and pain and consequences

because of the crawling we've done

and never want to do again?

What do we expect?

Do we not say our words,

sing our song, speak the truth

because we've been shut down before?

What do we expect?

Do we ever hope to reach out dreams

or do we find ways to not manifest our goals

because of failures or lack of support?

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I Can Feel My Heart Soar

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Poetry 

It's behind me,

I can't see it anymore.

I've pulled it off

and left it on the floor.

It was weighing me down

for way too long.

I don't know why I waited

I now feel very strong.

It was time to let it go

maybe I felt safe holding on

now that it's gone

I realize it I was wrong.

I wasn't really a part of me

I held on to it close

just like an old blanket

it was with me through highs and lows.

I have finally left it behind

put it down on the floor

and now that I am free

I ca...

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Layer Upon Layer

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, May 17, 2010, In : Poetry 

You can't see me.

I have layer upon layer

surrounding me.

They are all different

colors, shapes and sizes,

hiding me, keeping me safe inside.

As time as gone on,

I can feel them getting heavy.

I carry them around anyway.

They get old, they fray, they tear

but I hold on to them,

these layers.

Because, well, what would happen

if you see me?

In fact, what would happen

if I actually saw myself?

I'm not sure what is underneath anymore.

As I have been hiding from you,

I have bee...

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Free To Someone In Need

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, May 1, 2010, In : Poetry 

You may wonder

how you can make change.

A smile, a hug, a good laugh,

it doesn't have to be expensive,

it can just be what someone needs

feeling better can be free.

No money, no riches,

no large houses, no fame or fortune

can bring you happiness 

if you don't have it inside.

So when you see

someone down or

a way you can make a difference

don't let the opportunity

pass you by to make an impact.

Offer what you have

in your heart and soul

and you may find

that something that costs nothing

is worth all the rich...

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Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, April 26, 2010, In : Poetry 


is another day.

The Sun brightens our

eyes and hearts

with the promise

of a brand new day.


is another day.

We can leave

the frustration behind

and find the joy in

the most unexpected places.


is another day.

We can take off the

heaviness of yesterday

and soar with the

hope of a new day.


is another day.

Who shapes your future?

You do.

And you have a new canvas

to paint your own picture.


is another day.

Make the most of it.

Don't let anyone ...

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I Agree

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, April 20, 2010, In : Poetry 

~Inspired by the works of Don Miguel Ruiz~

I Agree

to use my words carefully,

always be complimentary

and spread knowledge

wherever I go.

I Agree

to let others' opinions roll off me,

be solid in my self-esteem,

and let others walk their path

however they chose to do it.

I Agree

to not rush to judgment,

to ask questions when I need to

and to search for THE truth

not just MY truth.

I Agree

to strive for my perfection

whatever it is that day

and to not judge what I should do

or my past ...

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Flip the Coin

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, April 15, 2010, In : Poetry 
Sadness comes in all shapes and sizes
but then again, so does happiness.
They are both sides of the coin.
Which side are you looking at?
Is it as easy as flipping the coin?
There are times it takes
a bit more effort.
But even focusing on wanting to be happy,
working on ways to create happiness,
acknowledging you need to flip the coin,
well, that can be a good start.
Once you decide you're not going
to let the sadness overtake you,
you're already one step closer
to h...

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The Wheel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, April 3, 2010, In : Poetry 
~One from the archives.  Enjoy!~
The Wheel will turn
it is inevitable
it will bring you up
and push you down
The Wheel of Change
it's at the core of our lives
wait for the spin
it comes back around again
Part of the life's cycle
is to move through the joy and pain
the wheel may slow down
but it will never stop, never fear
There may be times
when the Wheel doesn't move fast enough
you wonder when it will turn
you wonder why you're stuck
But when things seem to be at the wors...

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You Are Truly Loved

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, March 27, 2010, In : Poetry 
I wish you could see yourself
through the eyes that I see you.
You are amazing, funny, smart
and I hate to see you blue.
I see you doubting yourself,
and I want you to know I care.
You have been through a lot
and it wasn't always fair.
So hold your head up high,
find your way back to center,
stand up for yourself,
don't let anyone tell you they're better.
You are the opinion that matters,
your life is what you make of it.
Stop listening to the other voices
and don't ever q...

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I'm Positive

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, In : Poetry 
I'm positive
that these bad times
will go away.
I'm positive
that brighter days
are in front of me.
I'm positive
that I deserve
to be treated well.
I'm positive
that I am a talented,
smart and beautiful person.
I'm positive
that I can make my life
what I want it to be.
I'm positive
that I can have all
that I want.
I'm positive
that drama doesn't
have to be a part of my day.
I'm positive
that I know
what is best for me.
I'm positive
that being positive
will bring gifts
of ...

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You Have All You Need

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Spiritual 
There is beauty is whatever you see
what comes into focus
what you chose to look at
you can view it through clear or cloud eyes
There is value is what you experience
the joys and the sorrows
the irritations and the natural flow
all of it makes you who you are
There is life in your dreams
they just need extra attention
and a little love and care
to breathe on their own
There is determination in your soul
it may be quiet but it sits waiting
your passion will bring it out when ready

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I Will Be Happy

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, August 27, 2009,

I will be happy
once I get over that past hurt
once I figure out how to fix it
once time passes

I will be happy
once I lose weight
once I finish school
once I find another job

I will be happy
once I get into a relationship
once I leave a relationship
once I understand my relationships

I will be happy
once someone else achieves their goals
once I get someone on track
once I get someone out of my life

I will be happy
once the event is planned
once I'm at the event
once the event is over

I ...

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