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



Whatever it is? 

Will be

You can’t make them think what you want them to think

You can’t make anybody do what they don’t want to

You can’t make anybody feel something they don’t

Know this

You are amazing just how you are

Who you were 

Isn’t necessarily who you are today 

And who you are now? 

Isn’t necessarily who you will be tomorrow

You see 

What is meant to be

Will be

Don’t force

Continue to stay your course

If you try to put a round peg into a square hole? 

You won’t ever reach your goal

Ask yourself what is your role?

In this life that you have been given

Know that you are forgiven

Of your past

This is why it is behind you

It wasn’t supposed to last

Your life is not 




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



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