me, Poem, poetry, sharing

One step at a time


Here is a poem regarding things I have been through recently.  This will not be the norm but wanted to share…


For so many years, not realizing there was a problem

I took on a load of responsibility and caring

This was my family and the way I am for them

To be the one to count on and answer bearing


I did not see it as something wrong

It is how I have always been

To take on where others couldn’t get along 

And put them ahead of me then


It wore me down, so much for being strong

I started to falter and feel alone in my efforts

The days and years felt as being so very long

Not feeling appreciated or seen for my merits


When finally I couldn’t do it anymore

I could do nothing but walk out the door

So I wouldn’t fall into my depression and act on it

I sought out help finally and it took a bit


I am finding my voice and strengths once again

Realizing boundaries and lines that should not be crossed

It’s hard to put into practice this new vein

Of understanding myself to not be lost


In other’s feelings and needs that are not my own

Making them realize they are not alone

Even though I must not take on their problems

I can offer my assistance in supporting against goblins


So as I take one step at a time

I’m hoping and praying to find

That I have love and understanding

I find happiness and give it longstanding


Belle xo

*Picture found on Pinterest


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Some other place…


I wonder….

Have you ever thought of living somewhere different?  In another state or country from where you live now?  I have thought of this a lot lately.  Another country that is not too different but is definitely different than here where I am now.

I have thought about… Where I would be. How far I would be away from immediate access to family.  Not knowing many people where I would be thinking of going, if any.  How would I live? What would I do?  How would I get by?  Would I be able to support myself?

It’s quite overwhelming at times but then I realize I have all the time in the world to decide if I need it.  It is all up to me and when I am ready.

Unless fate takes it in hand of course. 🙂

Belle xo


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My List


Do you have a “Bucket List” of things you want to do before you cannot do them anymore?  I do!

I would like to:

  • Go to vineyards in Italy, Spain and France
  • Sing in front of thousands of people
  • Touch people’s lives in some great way
  • Make a difference in someone’s life
  • Write a great story
  • Do what I love
  • Travel around the world
  • Learn different languages
  • Achieve my ideal healthy weight
  • Do volunteer work
  • Help out a stranger
  • Publish a book
  • Conquer my biggest fear
  • Go on meditation retreat
  • Go on a cruise
  • Go to a costume party or masquerade

These are definite, and I know there are more.  Good start though, don’t you think?

How about you? Do you have a bucket list or a list of things you want to do?

Belle xo

*Pic found on Pinterest


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Here I am


So, here I am. Starting my blog to share writings, poems, ideas, thoughts and posts I love and want others to enjoy.  I will hopefully connect with you and keep you coming back for more.  If not, then it’s not meant to be for us and I hope you much joy in your life.

I have a passion for writing and for music, with a little bit of artsy in me (painting, drawing and making things).  I love traveling, food, animals, people and learning new things on a daily basis.

I can’t wait to get started and dive in!  So in the next few days, stay tuned and stay ready, I will hit many of these areas and look forward to you enjoying and giving good feed back whenever you feel the move to do so.

Belle xo