My Poetic Rising

An Anthem For Single Moms Everywhere

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.
Lost 60 pounds and climbing higher and higher because I haven't come this far to only come this far!
Lost 60 pounds and climbing higher and higher because I haven't come this far to only come this far!



They tried to take me down…

I laughed at the sky 

They tried to hurt me 

I said goodbye 

They offered me lessons 

I learned my why 

They made mistakes 

Forgive, breathe, exhale, sigh

I could have fallen 

I didn’t die 

I stand up tall again 

From a fetal position I rise 

I’m exposed, naked on the page 

I won’t hide and live disguised 

I speak my truth 

I share my wise 

Lean into my lows

Expand in my highs 

Thriving on life

Not merely getting by 

Embracing ebb and flow 

Not afraid to revise

My story 

In my glory 

My clarity is the prize 

In awareness, I went and supersized

My best life 

I grew from strife 

Even when heartbreak cuts like a knife 

I carry my pieces 

That which doesn’t serve me releases 

My self-love increases 

I write through my growth

“I’m worthy” is my oath 

Deadlift my pain 

Benchpress my gains 

Each day more sane 

More open

More chapters 

More spring in my step

As I ring in this fall season 

Self- love is my reason 

Lead by example 

Write by example 

Share by example 

Abundance is ample 

I was set free 

Of the heavy weight 

Try to keep up with me 

Don’t be late 

For I am unfolding 

A total remolding 

For I am Fierce Force 💃🏼

Steering my own coarse! 

Rewriting my story 

Frolicking with my pen 

Alive in zen 

And even in chaos, or in calm

I walk these streets 

I carry strong 

Live in song 

Nothing is wrong 

It’s all supposed to be 

Learn from me 

I promise you will see

Simply breathe 

This is our reprieve 

It took work to get this way 

So much gratitude that I got to here today 

So many blessings from community who say 

I see you 

And, guess what? I see you too 

Do you feel this breeze? 

This sun? These colored trees? 

FYI, this presence is on tap!

Help yourself if you please 

It’s not just a tease 

Unlimited refills! 

In this space we can do 1000 EXTRAordinary things with ease 

We are our own CEO’s 

We hold the pen 

We own our microphones

Share our stories 

Take our inventories 

Speak our truths 

Living proof 

Accountability in mobility

Capable in our agility 

Breathing in place 

Creating space 

Our own restorers 

Space explorers

What will you order?

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


Rising Star GiGi Cesarè: “Don’t get caught up in online nonsense; don’t fall prey to the things people say about you”

by Yitzi Weiner

What Does Balance Look Like to You?

by Jessica McCarty

Stefanie Rons: “Treat others the way you want to be treated”

by Ben Ari
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.