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Bloom

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, January 11, 2016, In : poetry 

The flowers are in my hands,

precious petals full of fragile fragrance

and colors that dance over my eyes,

turning up my vision with a

knob of delightful global views.

It's so beautiful and simple.

I have to treat it gingerly, though,

because with this beauty comes a price,

a price of danger of injury.

And an extra force of my breath

can make it wither in my fingertips,

causing it to never be the same.

Each unique in its own way;

I get to touch so many and

experience to sweet smells

in my olfactory nerves...


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Stronger Than That

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, In : poetry 
I should have seen that coming
but somehow I let my glasses get fogged
with a fuzzy full-of-supposed-dreams cloth.
Everyone else says they watched it happen,
popcorn in hand,
as the play by play is painted
by that fake smiling reporter
who thinks she knows my story.
Put through filter coming out
full of maybes and I thinks.
Doubt has an iron first
and it holds me lover tight.
 
 
Yeah, yeah, you told me so.
And I say so what?
Can you help me out?
Because I've disappeared again
and can't seem to push
this big br...

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You Earthquake

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, In : poetry 
The dream squashers are everywhere,
ready with their steel toed boots
to stomp all over the stars in your eyes.
Smashing your windows with words 
full of sledgehammers and grenades,
hoping to leave ashes and shards 
in their wake.  
After all, why not let you clean up
the mess you carefully crafted together
with hopes and wishes and fears
and desires and work?
 
Do you truly know them? 
Do they hold the key to your heart?
Do they know better than all 
you've put your biologicals in?
And when you look in thei...

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In the Wings of an Angel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, February 21, 2015, In : poetry 
As she rests 
she lies quietly
But her mind is nothing but quiet
Those thoughts race
She worries, anticipates,
thinks about what is coming up next
Before tomorrow comes
It’s an exercise in mental jumping jacks
And while she thinks she is resting
she is exhausted but asking for a sign
Then she feels a gentleness
A softness nothing like of earth
the feathers wrap her like a blanket
of warmth and love
Holding her, comforting her
letting her rest, soothing her mind
whispers that "It will be okay"
and as she dri...

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Bright Light

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, February 16, 2015, In : poetry 
Bright light, you are true.
There are those that would
try to dim you - 
put a lampshade on you,
soften you, direct you.
But look at you, 
nothing stops you from 
shining everywhere,
filling the room,
showing off all over.
You surround those
in your view with
delicate pieces of
connections to make
it better than it was.
Not everyone is like you,
Bright Light,
not everyone shows
their gorgeous glows.
But you beam fearless
into the eyes 
of all who observe you.
So Bright Light,
just be you.  
All others pale
in compari...

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What Do We Expect?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 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?
 
Isn't it time to expect...

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You're An Original

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, January 25, 2015, In : poetry 
You're an original, 
one of a kind,
made from scratch,
from just the right recipe.
You can't be duplicated,
because you're already perfect.
Others may try to 
alter what's already built
but you know that 
you have the right stuff.
Sure, it's easy to wonder
what if you did this or that
so do it...or don't.
You're an original, remember?
Whatever you do,
keeps your special,
amazing, out of this world,
a sparkling soul.
There may be moments
where you doubt, 
cry, get upset or 
wonder why but
you're still an original.
N...

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Angels Walk This Earth

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, January 24, 2015, In : poetry 
Angels walk this earth
in the form of your family
for the heritage they passed on to you
and their love and lessons they taught you
 
Angels walk this earth
in the form of a good friend
in their eyes full of love for you
and the hands they reach out to help
 
Angels walk this earth
in our tormentors and tyrants
because they are our teachers
to make us stronger and more loving
 
Angels walk this earth
in strangers you meet on the street
who offer you a smile on a bad day
or hold a door when it rains
 
Angels walk...

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POEM: Worthwhile

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, In : poetry 
Wipe the dust from your eyes,
you're alive and, admit it, 
you're kickin'.
For once, let the 
barriers roll away
and find out what's ahead
because nothing is
untouchable, unattainable.
It's your life,
the one you live, eat, 
breathe and surround 
yourself with everyday.
You constantly rise
from the ashes
and yet, you doubt you.
What if you were finally
in your corner?
If you fought for
all that was yours -
what wouldn't be?
What couldn't be?
All those knockdowns,
the black eyes,
the bloody an...

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POEM: Clean Slate

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, October 17, 2014, In : poetry 

You ask me not to struggle,
"it will all be okay."
Sure.
You aren't in my head,
running the third marathon
I've run today in record time.
No, you have moved on
to the next task
while I wonder
if the blackboard 
will ever get erased.
All those words, and sighs,
and trampled dreams,
and ripped apart moments,
yes, those are what I notice.
Overwritten and crowded 
into a small view, 
I only see so much now.
Jumbled words edited 
so much they've lost their
original meaning
and now are saturated 
w...


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POEM: Changes

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, October 2, 2014, In : poetry 

It all changes in a second
just wait for it to come around
it never stays exactly the same
the ground is shifting ever so slowly
but it is moving, changing
take a breath and wait for it to happen
you'll be amazing what is revealed
when you settle and let go
let go of the control and anxiety
let it happen, the way it is supposed to happen
live your life as it changes
send the energy out that you're in motion
and the world, the universe will respond
if it's not working, then it's not meant to w...


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POEM: Gone Now Back Again

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, In : poetry 

I thought I lost it 
but then it was found
Gone now back again
Around the way
not so far gone
just out of sight
I thought it was over
But I see not so much
It wasn't expected
but it is welcomed
and seen as a new start
a time reset
with a past to leave behind
There is no more to say
just things to experience
No more to grieve
just life to love
living even better
than I thought possible
because there are
no more expectations
there just is, this moment now
nothing to fix, nothing to break
nothing to ask for anymore
ste...


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POEM: Live Wings On

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, In : poetry 
I'm nothing special,
I just try to honor the Gods,
be a good person,
tell the right stories,
kindness is in short supply,
the stores are out,
but my heart is in,
how could I have it another way?
The Spirits demand attention
and they push me to the edge
until fear shivers my soul
and then they catch me
or whisk me into higher altitudes
with just a whisper on the wind,
it's all about trust
and the roles I was given,
questioning that leads to 
nothing but dullness in the water
and worn circles under my feet.
So he...

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POEM: And I Still Am

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : poetry 

And I ask myself,
"Am I ready for this?"
No way, disaster looms.
It can't turn out well.
I mean, if I step forward,
I can't go backward
and that's a familiar dance
with a broken record 
of an out of tune melody.
What if I just keep
leaving the past behind?
What plot twists does
my story have then?
The old hurts and memories
stay behind me like
a back tattoo and scars,
carved into my psyche
and body - not letting me escape.
But, what if I just carry them?
Take them with me 
but know they don't define
what's inside...


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POEM: I Know What's Right

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, June 20, 2014, In : poetry 
When the challenge comes up in front of me,
I say, “Bring it’.
There is nothing I can power through
no matter how much it tries to unravel me.
The negative words, the dirty glances,
the aggravating comments, the unjustified anger.
All those things that are pulling me down,
they want blood, 
they want my sanity.
Little do they know it’s already gone,
that’s why I’m delusional enough to think
it’s all going to be okay.
Maybe that’s why it is.
Because not knowing any better,
or maybe knowing bet...
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Poem: YES

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, In : poetry 

Sometimes you feel like the whole world is against you,

plotting, planning, creating your demise

ripping apart painstakingly prepared plans,

laughing as you try to pick up the torn pieces.

But life is what it is,

bad and good, up and down,

it does what it does.

It's our responsibility to do what we do.

We don't have to fall,

we don't have to cry,

we don't have to react in a way

that stops us in our tracks,

beats us, betrays us.

No.

 

Life does not happen to us,

we are not play...


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Time

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, In : poetry 
Time.
Understanding it slips, it runs, it moves.
Ever flowing.
We fool ourselves into thinking it stops
with a kiss, with words, with sleep.
But it marches on.
We think we have so much,
best laid plans, ideas,
the "where do you see yourself in five years"
question.  Always questions.
And we keep time, waste time,
let it pass with bitter words and closed doors.
And yet, it keeps moving.
It discards our agendas, our wants,
our baggage and our wrist time keepers.
It doesn't care what we do with it.
It just does...

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The Juggler

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : poetry 
Watch me juggle
I throw it up in the air
I have it under control
Seem to not have a care 
 
I'm making it happen
Always on the go
the balls keep flying
I have it in a flow 
 
More and more get added
the juggling moves faster
what if I drop one?
This could be a disaster 
 
Why do I keep this pace?
It seems I have to, right?
I'd love to put some down
it would make me light 
 
The wrench gets thrown
I lose all my grips
I'm out of control
my perfect flow has slipped 
 
The juggling has stopped
It's all scattered around
I h...
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Poem: The Saint

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, In : poetry 

He comes to me

 

telling me it will all be okay

 

blocking the darkness

 

fighting for my light

 

He comes to me

 

showing me what the future holds

 

proving to me it’s not done

 

laughing when I question him

 

He comes to me

 

pushing all of my buttons

 

making me see the truth

 

wiping away my tears

 

He comes to me

 

anticipating my call

 

letting me know he’s here

 

his strength is unparalleled

 

He comes to me

 

without strings or demands

 

smashing through the walls

 

lifting me to the stars

 

He comes to me

 

the protectiv...


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Poem: I can be me

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, January 4, 2014, In : poetry 
The struggle to dream
 
Darkness surrounds my eyes
 
Covering the future
 
fooling me into falsities
 
Watching me struggle
 
Laughing at pain
 
There I am
 
pulling at the blindfold
 
Telling it to stop
 
Tearing at the lies
 
removing the fabric
 
It fights me
 
it tells me it's what I want
 
It tells me it's best for me
 
It tells me no one will approve
 
It withholds love
 
How dare I try
 
There isn’t a view to see, it insists
 
But I don’t trust it
 
There is more to see
 
more to feel
 
more to know
 
And it doesn't get a ch...
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We All Shine

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, September 6, 2013, In : poetry 
The stars in the sky
shine down on all of us.
Not because we are rich or poor,
Not because of who we are,
Just because it's what they do.
The stars shine on us, brilliantly.
They all have their job,
just like us, to shine so bright.
Yes, they may not all look the same
but they know how to live their purpose.
It's not because they have to,
it's not because they were told to,
they were born to shine.
They do not know any other way to live
other than to just be.
 
Our mission is to shine, 
to be like the stars.
T...
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Just Breathe

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, June 4, 2012, In : poetry 

Just breathe

others will try to sway you

but you're just as solid as ever

 

Just breathe

others try to break you

but you'll be able to be handle the pressure

 

Just breathe

others will try to knock you down

but you'll show them how tall you can stand

 

Just breathe

others may think you are weak

but you'll tap into strength you never thought you had

 

Just breathe

others may underestimate you

but you're amazing, courageous and truthful

 

Just breathe

there is no one that c...


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It's Just Noise

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, June 1, 2012, In : poetry 

It's just noise

a distraction for your mind

embrace what is positive

discard what isn't kind.

 

It's just noise

people will say what they say

your inner voice is louder

don't let others get in your way.

 

It's just noise

opinions are what they are

you are the one in charge

don't forget you are a star

 

It's just noise

cracking and loud

tune to a new station

one that makes you proud

 

It's just noise

look for a sweeter sound

you can tune it out

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Celebrate Each Day

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : poetry 

 

Celebrate each day

for your eyes opening

your early morning breath

breakfast of champions

 

 

Celebrate each day

for your heart beating

the hugs you receive

the laughs from your belly

 


 

Celebrate each day

for the work that you complete

the relationships you build

the lives you touch

 

 

Celebrate each day

for the moments that make you pause

whether they are unbelievable

or amazingly good and memorable

 

 

Celebrate each day

for the challenges you face

you can handle them with your famous style

with a little bit of g...

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Gone Now Back Again

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : poetry 

I thought I lost it 

but then it was found

Gone now back again

Around the way

not so far gone

just out of sight

I thought it was over

But I see not so much

It wasn't expected

but it is welcomed 

and seen as a new start

a time reset

with a past to leave behind

There is no more to say

just things to experience

No more to grieve

just life to love

living even better 

than I thought possible

because there are 

no more expectations

there just is, this moment now

nothing to fix, nothing to break

nothing to ask for anymore...


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The Juggler

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : poetry 

Watch me juggle

I throw it up in the air

I have it under control

Seem to not have a care

 

 

I'm making it happen

Always on the go

the balls keep flying

I have it in a flow

 

 

More and more get added

the juggling moves faster

what if I drop one?

This could be a disaster

 

 

 

Why do I keep this pace?

It seems I have to, right?

I'd love to put some down

it would make me light

 

 

The wrench gets thrown

I lose all my grips

I'm out of control

my perfect flow has slip...


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Stained Glass Window

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : poetry 

Who am I?

I am a collection, 

a masterpiece of careful 

creations and contributions. 

There are so many pieces 

of experiences, places, people, 

I feel like a stained glass window 

with many parts making up the whole. 

They are colorful and 

many sizes - purples, blues, 

greens, and greens, 

they make up a picture. 

The picture of me.  

So when you see me, 

you see my parts as a whole. 

But when you step back 

and look, you'll see that 

I am many things that 

make up the my ...


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I Am

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : poetry 

I am strength;

Overcoming the hurt,

the challenges, the trials of life. 

My shoulders hold it all,

even more than I thought I could.

 

I am determination;

Focusing on the future,

pushing ahead, forging forward.

My voice roars as the lion,

louder than I thought I could.

 

I am beauty;

Comfortable in my skin,

Singing my song, writing my lyrics

My soul stands confidently in my truth,

firmer than I thought I could.

 

I am happiness;

Seeing past the tears to joy,

embracing ligh...


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Just Go For It

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, May 17, 2012, In : poetry 

Sometimes it takes

all the courage inside

your heart, soul

and worried mind

to just go for it.

 

You have to dig deep,

past all the fear,

the naysayers in your mind,

the places that warn you

and just go for it.

 

It may take more time

that you want it to take

but with each step

that you shakily take

you make sure

to just go for it.

 

Watch the foundation

being built, brick by brick.

It's building high and strong.

It's happening because

you decided to just go for it.

 

There will be times you will

slip and fall back

don...


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Yes, You

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : poetry 

You.

Yes, You.

A light, a beauty.

You have that special way.

There is no one like you.

The world would not turn

quite as well without you.

You.

Yes, You.

Moments with you are gifts.

You blaze a path where you walk.

Seeing things no one else can see.

Being a part of the all

with just your smile.

You.

Yes, You.

You are deeply loved.

Open your heart to what's offered.

Others delight in your happiness.

You make a difference

by speaking, listening and being.

You.

Yes, You.

H...


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Yes, You

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : poetry 

You.

Yes, You.

A light, a beauty.

You have that special way.

There is no one like you.

The world would not turn

quite as well without you.

You.

Yes, You.

Moments with you are gifts.

You blaze a path where you walk.

Seeing things no one else can see.

Being a part of the all

with just your smile.

You.

Yes, You.

You are deeply loved.

Open your heart to what's offered.

Others delight in your happiness.

You make a difference

by speaking, listening and being.

You.

Yes, You.

H...


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Ready to Play?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, In : poetry 
Fate deals us the cards
how we play them in our choice
whether we fold, go all in or bluff
we hold the cards, remember?

Our chips are worth so many things
fame, fortune, family
love, hate, pain,
success, joy, happiness

Our game is the one that we play
people sit at the table
they may support us, challenge us, or deceive us
but they are all part of our game

Some people leave the table
they take their chips and go
whether or not we understand their strategy
their own game is in play too

So...

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Magnificent Sights

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : poetry 

Find your peace
Be in the center
More than you know
This place is yours

Be the owner
Over the others
Blend with the Universe
Rise above the rest

Experience the Bliss
The childlike wonder
Draped in stars
Followed by overwhelming light

More to it all
Open your eyes
You can grasp it
And make it real

It’s all about you
Where you find it
Where you keep it
What’s in your soul

Look there now
Don’t be afraid
There are magnificent sights
Waiting to be seen.

Copyright 2012, Mary D’Alba (Spiritualitygirl)


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The Wheel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, February 2, 2012, In : poetry 

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...


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The Burning

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : poetry 

The Burning.
It started from a spark 
that I didn’t know existed
moving through quickly, 
even painfully
as I grieved a loss
I wasn’t quite sure of at that moment
but the damage was done
The Burning.
It all seems so clear
that what was had is lost
when it is crisp and distorted
as it fades away into something new
something no longer recognizable
The Burning.
I try to cling to it 
but it becomes too hot to hold
and I see it flying away from fingertips
It no longer has a form
it just has re...


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On A Detour

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : poetry 

I lost my way, I think.

Where am I?  How did I get here?

This wasn't the plan I had.

I see the road, it looks familiar

but it's not the road I chose.

I don't understand why I have to go this way.

All of a sudden, I turned and I was here.

Looking at a landscape

and seeing only the flaws.


It is going to take forever to get back, I think.

I've lost my way, I can't see an easy turn.

Standing, waiting for someone to come save me.

They will right? 

Even thought my dreams got in the way of realit...


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In the Wings of an Angel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : poetry 

As she rests
 
she lies quietly

But her mind is nothing but quiet

Those thoughts race

She worries, anticipates,

thinks about what is coming up next

Before tomorrow comes

It’s an exercise in mental jumping jacks

And while she thinks she is resting

she is exhausted but asking for a sign

Then she feels a gentleness

A softness nothing like of earth

the feathers wrap her like a blanket

of warmth and love

Holding her, comforting her

letting her rest, soothing her mind

whispers that "...


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Let Love Rule

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, January 5, 2012, In : poetry 
Love one another as I have loved you.
Love me as I love you.
Love you as I love me.
Love, love, love. 
 
Love is not to be judged.
Love is not to be defined.
Love is not to be bought or sold.
Love is just sublime.
 
Love is the cure,
Love is the high,
Love is for you and me,
Love lives on after you die.
 
Beyond the physical,
beyond the mental, 
in touch with the spiritual,
love permeates it all.
 
Love without attachments,
let go when it has to be,
Love without boundaries,
it can truly set you fre...

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The Sweet Storm

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, January 3, 2012, In : poetry 

It bears down on me

Reminding me how human I am

The sweet storm....crashing all around me

The lightening shatters my quiet

Making me ask for the rumbling to silence

But I have no control.

I can ask but nothing stops.

It may even roar louder until I surrender.

I cannot stop this chaos.

I create my shelter as I hold on.

I cry out for mercy and go within.

My own silence, my own peace.

I am being tested. 

The storm laughs at me through the noise.

Trying to whip me into shape.  It owns me.

Or so ...


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In My Heart You'll Always Stay

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : poetry 
You’re not so far away
on the other side of the veil.
I call you and you come
and love and light prevail.

 Even though you’re not here
and I miss you so
I know you’re in my heart
and you didn’t want to go.

 Things have happened over the years
I know you’ve seen them all.
Cheered me on when I’ve triumphed
and picked me up when I fall.

 So thank you for watching over me.
Guiding me with your powerful light.
I wish you were still with me,
wish with all my might.

 But I know you’re at peace now.
And...
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Remembering Our Ancestors

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : poetry 

It's not an ending, it's transformation.

The body may have broken down

but the soul has never been stronger.


Grieve for a time but not forever.

They want you to live your life

so they may rest in peace.

 

They are still your loved one, even when gone.

They are part of your mind, heart and soul

imprinting with permanent residence.


Honor those that passed as the veil is thin.

Hallows Eve connects you closer than ever

and keeps their spirit alive with love.

 

So light a candle for in honor of them tonight

beca...


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Believe In Your Magic

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, August 15, 2011, In : poetry 
You have to believe
in your magic.
It's who you are,
it oozes from your pores,
it's the glow of your being.
It's your magic,
and only yours.
You can share it
leaving your good mojo
with people.
Because it's that magic,
that beautiful connection
to Spirit and light,
that makes it so powerful.
It can never fail,
it can't be drawn away,
it can't be hidden
or ignored anymore.
Your magic is beyond explanation.
It is just you and who you are,
what you do and how you smile.
Your magic is so simple
and ingrained into your...

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To Yourself Be True

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : poetry 

Sometimes the questions
don't get answered.
Sometimes life will not
deal the best hand.
Sometimes it will not
make sense at the time
but it is always
within the plan.

It can be hard to trust,
to understand the reasons why,
but it might not be clear
why you now have tears to cry.
So let the sorrow flow,
release it from your heart and mind,
and while you deal with these feelings,
make sure to yourself you're kind.

There are lessons to be learned,
growth in the way you live and love,
the schoo...


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The Destination

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, July 25, 2011, In : poetry 
It's never about the destination
it's about the journey
so why not slow down
and enjoy the view for a while?
enjoy the steps you take?
don't lose sight of the lessons you learn,
the chances you take, the changes you've made
as you go for your goal
because as you walk you path
you may find
the destination is already reached
way before you make it to the end
 
~Copyright 2009-2011, Mary D'Alba (Spiritualitygirl)~ 

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Just Go For It

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : poetry 

Sometimes it takes

all the courage inside

your heart, soul 

and worried mind

to just go for it.

 

You have to dig deep,

past all the fear, the

naysayers in your mind,

the places that warn you

and just go for it.

 

It may take more time

that you want it to take

but with each step

that you shakily take

you make sure to just go for it.

 

Watch the foundation

being built, brick by brick.

It's building high and strong.

It's happening because

you decided to just go for it.

 

There will be times you will

slip and fall back

d...


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Be Still

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : poetry 

Be Still.
Wait on the attack.
Your words are like swords,
be careful who and why you cut.

Be Still.
Wait for the words.
Silence can bring out truth from others,
listen and hear what they say.

Be Still.
Wait for the sign.
Spirit wants you to know you're cared for,
they "talk" to you in many different ways.

Be Still.
Wait for the healing.
You don't have to move fast,
moving with purpose will keep those wounds closed.

Be Still.
Wait for the laughter.
Lighten your heart and soul,
with chuckle...


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Just Breathe

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : poetry 
Just breathe
others will try to sway you
but you're just as solid as ever
 
Just breathe
others try to break you
but you'll be able to be handle the pressure
 
Just breathe
others will try to knock you down
but you'll show them how tall you can stand
 
Just breathe
others may think you are weak
but you'll tap into strength you never thought you had
 
Just breathe
others may underestimate you
but you're amazing, courageous and truthful
 
Just breathe
there is no one that can hold you back
there is nothing you can't...

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Falling

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : poetry 

I felt myself falling -
there I go!
Too fast -
I can't grab onto anything!

 

Down the hole,
so far down,
the walls are passing by me,
as I feel myself going faster and faster.

 

My mind is screaming -
"How do I stop?"
"What will meet me at the end?"
"What's going to happen to me?"

 

And then I feel it -
I landed.
I open my eyes, I touch my body,
I am still here.

 

I stand up and dust myself off.
Maybe a few bumps or bruises,
maybe even a break,
but it can be fixed. I am here.

 

I walk away,
knowing that whenever I fal...


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Let Love Flow Through

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : poetry 

Love flows through

hearts, hands, fingers, toes.

Love flows through

words, looks, smiles, grins.

Love flows through

you, me, family, friends.

Love flows through

walls, barriers, hurt, pain.

Love flows through

challenges, tests, work, tenacity.

 

Love cannot be stopped,

no matter what the distraction.

Love cannot be broken,

even if mishandled.

Love cannot be warped,

it will go back into beautiful shape.

Love cannot be bought or sold,

it can only be freely given and received.

...
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I Am Now Awake

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, June 6, 2011, In : poetry 
I lay my head down to sleep
and I dream
I work out the day
My heart shows me wishes
and I rest
I lie quietly
plug myself into the
other side and
fill my cup of motivation up again
I see and feel the
call of my heart.
I visit with loved ones
in their freedom spirit.
I realize I have no restrictions.
Because I'm dreaming.
Then my eyes open
ready to face the day
and my dreams, well,
those gentle encouragements,
they could shut down.
I could put them aside
and go into my sleepy life
or I could make them
wake with me
and...

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You Can Find Your Way Back

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : poetry 

You can find your way back

No matter how far you’ve gone

No matter where you’ve traveled,

what you’ve seen or done,

you can find your way back.

 

It doesn’t matter what anyone says

or the statistics supposedly prove

you are strong and smart enough

you are worthy and determined, yes,

you can find your way back.

 

The past is to learn from,

the future is to find hope,

find the support, love and help you need,

because with every step,

you can find your way back.

 

So start today, start now,

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Changes

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, May 20, 2011, In : poetry 
It all changes in a second
just wait for it to come around
it never stays exactly the same
the ground is shifting ever so slowly
but it is moving, changing
take a breath and wait for it to happen
you'll be amazing what is revealed
when you settle and let go
let go of the control and anxiety
let it happen, the way it is supposed to happen
live your life as it changes
send the energy out that you're in motion
and the world, the universe will respond
if it's not working, then it's not meant to work
things are...

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Who Am I?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : poetry 
Who Am I...
to think I can accomplish
what seems to be out of my reach.
 
Who Am I...
to believe I have all I need
right inside my heart and soul.
 
Who Am I...
to ask Spirit to show me the way
to feel their blessings and love.
 
Who Am I...
to live life fully with grace
and happiness, drama free.
 
Who Am I....
to be an unique person
to live without judgement, especially my own.
 
Who Am I...
I guess I don't really know me
if I question who I am.
 
There are things about me
that no one else has
no one else can do 
no ...

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What Do We Expect?

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 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?
 
Isn't it time to expect...

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The Air

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : poetry 
I feel the air around me
cradling me, hold me
I need strength during
a challenging time.
The air doesn't let me go.
I hear its whispers,
I feel its gentle caresses
I listen, I hear, I know.
The air doesn't stop
even when it's quiet.
It opens my ears
and my heart
to listen to the words
of spirit and the words
that come from my heart.
I just have to listen.
Turn off all the other noise
and step out into the sky,
fly away and float,
in the inspiration
of the air that I breathe.
 
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It Starts With Me

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, April 29, 2011, In : poetry 
It starts with me
The good work I can do
The hard work I put in
The rewards I get to reap
 
It starts with me
A positive attitude
A strong will
A heart that's open
 
It starts with me
The change I wish to see in the world
The impact I hope to make on others
The life I wish to have
 
It starts with me
The people I have in my life
The experiences I draw in
The way I handle those people and experiences
 
It starts with me
how I chose to live
how I chose to love
how I chose dream
how I chose to fly
 
It starts with me.
It ...

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I Can See Clearly Now

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, April 18, 2011, In : poetry 
I can see clearly now.
My eyes are opened,
the tears have stopped.
I have perfect sight.
It was right in front of me -
that jewel, shining bright,
but I pretended not to see.
It was there the whole time.
People even pointed it out to me
but I resisted seeing it.
So now I look and I am amazed
at what I have. I've had it all the time.
But I denied it, ignored it.
The cloudiness, the darkness
hid it from my sight or
maybe I did it on my own.
I thought it might be dulled out,
cracked, broken, shattered
but it is...

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I Can Feel My Heart Soar

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, April 14, 2011, In : poetry 
 
As I look through my memories,
I see the black and white,
the color, the frayed, the bright,
I see it all in front of me,
the good, bad and ugly.
Some of the memories,
don’t have a meaning for me anymore.
Some of the memories
seem like they happened yesterday.
Some of the memories
aren’t as clear as they once were.
Some of the memories
are so detailed I can see buttons on a shirt.
I think about these memories
like they are pages in my book.
Some are worn, print is faded
but it is still part of what my...

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Memories

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, In : poetry 

As I look through my memories,
I see the black and white,
the color, the frayed, the bright,
I see it all in front of me,
the good, bad and ugly.
Some of the memories,
don’t have a meaning for me anymore.
Some of the memories
seem like they happened yesterday.
Some of the memories
aren’t as clear as they once were.
Some of the memories
are so detailed I can see buttons on a shirt.
I think about these memories
like they are pages in my book.
Some are worn, print is faded
but it is still part of what my st...


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Just Go For It

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : poetry 
 
Sometimes it takes
 
all the courage inside
 
your heart, soul 
 
and worried mind
 
to just go for it.
 
 
 
You have to dig deep,
 
past all the fear, the
 
naysayers in your mind,
 
the places that warn you
 
and just go for it.
 
 
It may take more time
 
that you want it to take
 
but with each step
 
that you shakily take
 
you make sure to just go for it.
 
 
Watch the foundation
 
being built, brick by brick.
 
It's building high and strong.
 ...

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I Come Full Circle

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, April 11, 2011, In : poetry 
 
With wands, I create action.
Moving the energy,
breaking through the barriers.
I make things happen.
 
With swords, I use logic.
slicing through disbelief,
organizing my ideas.
I think uplifting thoughts.
 
With pentacles, I generate abundance.
taking care of all my needs
drawing in everything and everyone I need.
I lay a strong foundation.
 
With cups, I drink from the emotional well.
quenching my thirst,
touching every emotion.
I embrace my feelings.
 
With spirit, I connect to my soul.
waki...

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You Hold Someone In Your Hands

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, In : poetry 
 
You have to be careful
because everyday
you hold someone in your hands.
You may be giving them
feedback on an idea,
an opinion on a problem,
good news or even
bad news.  But whatever
you give them, you have
the choice in your delivery.
Do you want to be soft
or blast them with hardness?
Do you want to be coy
or give them the facts?
Do you want to lie to them
or cushion them when you
have to tell the truth?
You hold someone in your hands.
You can squeeze or cradle
this...

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Angels Walk This Earth

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : poetry 
 
Angels walk this earth
in the form of your family
for the heritage they passed on to you
and their love and lessons they taught you

Angels walk this earth
in the form of a good friend
in their eyes full of love for you
and the hands they reach out to help
 
Angels walk this earth
in our tormentors and tyrants
because they are our teachers
to make us stronger and more loving
 
Angels walk this earth
in strangers you meet on the street
who offer you a smile on a bad day
or hold a door when it rains
...

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Reflections

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : poetry 

~One from the archives!  Enjoy!~
 
I looked in the mirror today
and saw my reflections
the life I have lead
the choices I have made
the emotions in my eyes

The mirror was asking me to look
to see the reflections
to remember what I have been through
the places I am going
the joy of today 

The light illuminated it all
the reflections I was experiencing
I could see the bruises, the scars,the smiles, the tears,
all that I am made of,
all that I will be 

There is no avoiding it
the reflections I must see
I have to f...


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It's Just Noise

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : poetry 

~One from the archives!  Enjoy!~

It's just noise
a distraction for your mind
embrace what is positive
discard what isn't kind.
 
It's just noise
people will say what they say
your inner voice is louder
don't let others get in your way.
 
It's just noise
opinions are what they are
you are the one in charge
don't forget you are a star
 
It's just noise
cracking and loud
tune to a new station
one that makes you proud
 
It's just noise
look for a sweeter sound
you can tu...


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When I Open

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : poetry 
 
When I open my mind,
I understand ideas much better.
Differences turn into understanding,
learning is part of the experience.
 
When I open my eyes,
I see things much better.
The situation is crystal clear,
I have perfect sight.
 
When I open my mouth,
I speak my truth.
Others know where I stand
and I do too.
 
When I open my heart,
I give and receive lots of love.
My experiences flow with harmony,
I feel beyond my wildest expectations.
 
When I open my hands,
I gras...

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Warrior of Life

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : poetry 
There are things
that can't be explained,
understood or managed.
They are out of your control.
So it's up to you.
Do you fall to the circumstances
or do you learn the
lessons that are buried underneath?
There is always an opportunity
for positive light
in the darkest depths.
People will do what they do,
you can only control you.
Things will happen,
you can control how you react.
Life will change,
you can flow with it or stop.
Do what you need to do
to understand why it all h...

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Standing in the Sun

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, February 25, 2011, In : poetry 

The rain falls on me,

 

I feel the drops,

 

stinging my skin,

 

the wet rain reminds

 

me of my wet tears.

 

Dripping, soaking me.

 

Tearing me to the core,

 

even though soft.

 

The rain doesn't let up

 

I try to shield myself

 

but the umbrella

 

flies away like a bird,

 

I feel the rain again.

 

It isn't stopping.

 

It drives harder,

 

it pounds me until

 

there is not a drop of dry left.

 

I shiver but I then realize

 

I'm still standing.

 

The rain...


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Believe in your Magic

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : poetry 
 
You have to believe
in your magic.
It's who you are,
it oozes from your pores,
it's the glow of your being.
It's your magic,
and only yours.
You can share it
leaving your good mojo
with people.
Because it's that magic,
that beautiful connection
to Spirit and light,
that makes it so powerful.
It can never fail,
it can't be drawn away,
it can't be hidden
or ignored anymore.
Your magic is beyond explanation.
It is just you and who you are,
what you do and how you smile....

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The Wings of an Angel

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Thursday, February 17, 2011, In : poetry 

The Wings of an Angel

so light but they can carry anything

They are deceiving -

I thought they were just fluffy

but I was wrong.

The wings lift me up

so very high so I can

see things differently.

I look around and

see from up high

the beauty of the sky,

the air so clean, crisp,

the energy being so light,

not dense like below.

I wonder if I made all

my decisions from here

how would that be?

It's easy.

I just need to grab the

Wings of An Angel

and fly on by.

 

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No Matter

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Sunday, January 30, 2011, In : poetry 
It starts with me
The good work I can do
The hard work I put in
The rewards I get to reap

It starts with me
A positive attitude
A strong will
A heart that's open

It starts with me
The change I wish to see in the world
The impact I hope to make on others
The life I wish to have

It starts with me
The people I have in my life
The experiences I draw in
The way I handle those people and experiences

It starts with me
how I chose to live
how I chose to love
how I chose dream
how I chose to fly

...

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Powerful

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : poetry 

Power comes in all shapes and sizes

in a baby’s cry

and a quiet elder’s dignity.

It doesn’t have to be misused

It can be wielded for inspiration

and holding others up.

Power radiates from the heart

drips from the soul,

shines from the eyes.

You can’t hide when you are

a powerful beacon and leader.

Believe in your power, it is real.

So, move forward in your power,

your path demands it.

Strength, movement, creation,

now is your time to seize it.

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Reach Out

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : poetry 

Reach out
and grab the hands of the one you love
tell them how much you care
and don't be afraid to share

 

Reach out
and touch the someone with affection
let them feel a touch so tender
so they may open their heart and surrender

 

Reach out
and help someone to their feet
hold them up, brush off the dirt
and hug away the hurt

 

Reach out
and take a chance even when scared
the greatest growth comes from courage
even if you have moments when you're discouraged

 

Reach out
share your li...


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Reach Out

Posted by Mary D'Alba on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : poetry 

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