Today, Holly DressON NOT Holly DressOFF, author of #30DifferentMicrophonesIn30days, as well as the founder of the #PauseReflectMoveForward movement, brings us the eleventh edition of our continuing series, “Poetry with Purpose.“
How do you stop being scared?
Scared of the future?
Scared of the past?
Scared of the present?
Have you asked yourself why?
Are you ignoring your answers?
The truth of the matter is
You have the answers you are looking for
Maybe look somewhere you’ve never looked before
Try looking in the mirror
You’ll see yourSELF clearer
To know where you’ve been
To know where you are
To know where you are going
You can’t continue your life not knowing
I know going
May tear you to pieces
I’m telling you it is better than
Sharing the sad story with your nieces
That you gave up?
You didn’t continue
You remained the same
And looked at everyone else to blame
Of your life
Don’t spend your life in strife
So, what word of encouragement means something special to you? Let us know, and you might be featured in a future post!
Holly DressON NOT Holly DressOFF is a poet, mother of 4 and a native Floridian. She has bipolar and wasn’t diagnosed correctly until her 40’s. She believes that self love and good mental health should be a part of ones daily routine.
She manages her bipolar without medication and believes a healthy lifestyle is a must to maintain ones health and found healing with her poetry.
Published her 1st book of poetry over the summer of 2018 titled 30 Different Microphones In 30 Days which can be found on Amazon and will be releasing her 2nd book in the 4th quarter of this year.
Active in the South Florida community by participating at open mics and speaking her poetry which consists of self-love and mental health awareness.
Has also had her own radio show in the past. Recordings and recent poems from her upcoming book can be found on YouTube channel Pause Reflect Move Forward. The message can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, and on her website PauseReflectMoveForward.com.