Poems with Purpose

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


The leafless trees 

The cold air 

Sometimes life? 

Just isn’t fair 

Things happen 

You don’t understand why 


We have to do what we can to get by 

Eating ice cream 



Or even toking 

Won’t take away the pain 

Think about what you have to gain 

Not what you’ve lost 

You’ll get caught 

In an even bigger storm 

Find your norm 

Since the day you’ve been born 

You’ve been fighting to be you 

Also having to listen to others tell you what to do 

When ultimately 

It is your choice 

We must use our voice 

To rejoice 

Because when you take a step back 

To look at the bigger picture 

Your blessings? 

Can be weighed on a richter 


Isn’t as foggy as you think it is 


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 1st 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.