Poetry Writing


Be open
Be fun
Be wild
Be free

I know these are all words you’ve heard
a thousand times. Believe me, I know.
But don’t let them hang in the air like frozen
snowflakes on a translucent phone wire.

Be open.
Open to change, open to growth
open to forever and open to now.
Most of all be open to yourself,
being who you are meant to be,
who the world needs you to be,
who you are afraid to become.

Be fun.
Go out and breathe fresh air,
play on a swing set because
you can. Make jokes with strangers
and smile at them. Let them know
it’s ok to laugh, it’s ok to let go,
it’s ok to have fun without apologizing.

Be wild.
Kiss a random stranger,
wear the shirt you feel best in,
even if your mother hates it.
Dance all night and sleep all day,
continue the dancing in your dreams.
Let your hair tangle in the wind.

Be free.
Be. Breathe. Taste the world around you.
Walk through a crowded place
without faking a phone call.
Drive until you reach the top of a mountain,
get out and become the king of the world.
Don’t be ruled by the weight of your own body.

Be. Be. Be. Be.
Be unstoppable and never settle.
Never let anyone tell you not
to listen to a cliche. Never give
anyone the satisfaction of tearing you down.
You’re better than that.
You’re better than them.

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  • helen

    i needed to read this this morning x

  • Shelby

    Girl, you literally have no idea how much I needed this. I love you, and you know my soul.

  • Katie Elizabeth

    This is truly and inspirational post. Thank you.

  • Kelly

    This is amazing, truly inspirational, I love it xx

  • meg bird

    I'm absolutely horrible at all of these things. haha so even though I've heard them before, it bears repeating!

  • s

    be be be

  • Emerald Dove

    How are you so talented?! (I know I comment this on every post!)
    Beautifully written and so true. Especially the bit about not being defined by your weight – I think that is such an important message. 🙂

  • Autumn Duke

    I LOVE this. I needed this. Thank you!

  • lacey

    this is awesome. i always need this reminder. reminds me of this quote by kurt vonnegut: “be soft. do not let the world make you hard. do not let pain make you hate. do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

  • Shawnee

    amen. YES. "if it matters to you, who cares if it matters to anyone else" x

  • ivette



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