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Lessons from the trees

Give in to get out

By SouluminosityPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
Lessons from the trees
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And suddenly,

It didn’t hurt so much anymore

Train of thoughts on a paper,

Moving so quickly, my pen caught fire

and set my whole mind ablaze

And once the smoke cleared

my mind cleared,

And in the clearing my eyes could see,

The trees, my teacher

Soaking up sunlight, my healer

To photosynthesize in the mud I was dragged in,

Into fresh life.


Instead of giving up I decided to give in,

Thinking about the universal laws,

Thinking that if up also meant down,



Had to mean out,

And maybe I could get instead of give for once,

And so it was,

The environment that broke me had healed me

Because broken things put back together are not weaker,

They drip with more reinforcement,

Take up more space,

Tell the world that there is no real death,

No real ending,

Only life unconscious,

A thought in a pod waiting for its vessel.


These are two separate poems I wrote but they actually work so well together. Today I am so grateful for epiphanies and realizations and feeling unstuck. I am so grateful for my big feelings because when I hurt, I HURT. But when I heal, the energy radiates so far past my body, I can share that energy with others.

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Comments (10)

  • Khan26 days ago

    Beautiful ❤️

  • Emil indw29 days ago

    Turbulent poetry.

  • Anna 30 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! :)

  • Christy Munsonabout a month ago

    Your words have left me in a breathless, happy, appreciative headspace. Not sure there's a higher compliment I could offer, or a better gift to receive. Congratulations on Top Story!!! 🥳

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨about a month ago

    I feel like everything I’m reading here was written for me… this resonates so much with me. Well done! 🌟

  • Lorelai Fayeabout a month ago

    "I am so grateful for my BIG feelings," This sentence among everything has caused me pause. I have spent my whole life being told that I am overly emotional, too distracting, dramatic, theatrical when it came to my behavior. So I spent my life hiding behind the facade to conceal my BIG feelings. Maybe it would make me more acceptable. Your words have given me rise to know that my BIG feelings should be celebrated, appreciated, accepted. Not tolerated. Thank you for sharing a piece of you.

  • Dr. Jason Benskinabout a month ago

    Nice Work. I enjoyed your poem very much. Let me know your thoughts on my work, open to constuctive feedback.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    This resonates to me and my life to a deep level, healing in a hard environment can Give you a catharsis

  • Raeanne Pattersonabout a month ago

    This is absolutely beautiful. It really resonated with and inspired me. Gorgeous work!

  • Rowan Finley about a month ago

    Beautiful job here!

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