Poems with Purpose

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


Are you worried about this? 
Worried about that? 
When in fact 
You only have control over one thing 
In the past you’ve blamed others
Maybe even hid under the covers? 
Praying for it all to go away 
I say
Today is the day! 
Let that worry go 
And show 
That you are equipped 
To handle 
Any type of scandal 
My CB handle? 
Angel Eyes 
Don’t let any more time pass you by 
So what if everyone tells you one thing 
And you feel the opposite 
Your feelings are legit 
Just because they don’t see it 
Doesn’t mean it isn’t there 
I know how life sometimes isn’t fair 
Right now is the time to prepare 
Live to dare 
Or do the same thing you’ve always done 
Life is too short not to have fun 
Don’t you think it’s time you begun? 

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.