Poems with Purpose

Today,  Holly DressON NOT Holly DressOFF, author of #30DifferentMicrophonesIn30days, as well as the founder of the #PauseReflectMoveForward movement,  brings us the twelfth edition of our continuing series, “Poetry with Purpose.


Have you ever had to fight? 

For what you believe is right? 

Feel like you

Are fighting this fight by yourself? 

Maybe feeling like there is too much to do? 

The only way to do it




Do it

Push through it 

Don’t give up 

I know it’s tough 

You fighting this battle is enough 


You’ll see 

What is meant to be 

If you give up

Who will fight this fight for you? 

It is up to you 

To make a difference 

For you 

For them 

So they won’t have to 


Your intentions are pure 

Be sure 

To have a plan 

Build a solid foundation 

I know you can! 

Believe in yourself 

I believe in you 

Don’t give up 


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.