Magical Who?

MAGICAL ME

I was born a magical kid.
I once stood out among my friends.
I once was playful.
I once could think and act fast.

I once was proud of who I was
and it showed in my smile.
I was energetic
and laughed easily and often.

Over time I believed that I needed
to fit in to be liked by others.
Over time I believed that I needed to dim my inner light to be accepted by others who have lost contact
with their own magical self.

Now what and who I have turned into? 
I am consumed by shame, guilt,
grief and sorrow.
I walk lifelessly with a bent frame.
I carry lots of baggage
keeping me from playing.

Instead of hearing my childhood laughter and enthusiasm
I hear myself saying…
“Oh no,” “I can’t,” ”I don’t wanna.”
I speak with a soft voice
so I do not offend anyone
or attract attention to myself.

Today, I resurrect my real self!
Today, I walk through the seemingly long illusion of pleasing others.

I now use my strong voice
to define my boundaries.
I now use a strong voice
to express my truth.

I now take pride
in my laughter and playfulness.
I now have dropped
the heavy baggage.

I now stand tall and bright.

Welcome to wise, curious,
playful, magical me.

   Copyright @ 2012 by Shervin Hojat 

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.Also by S. Hojat: “Inner Healing”

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Photot credit: DECODIR

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