Today, Holly DressON NOT Holly DressOFF, author of #30DifferentMicrophonesIn30days, as well as the founder of the #PauseReflectMoveForward movement, brings us the third edition of our continuing series, “Poetry with Purpose Fridays.“
Have you been called this before?
Maybe spoken to someone and felt better than they were?
It isn’t the nicest word in the dictionary that’s for sure
We were born pure
Then we are taught
Not necessarily the right things
We still learn
Then we get to choose how we want to be
How are parents are?
Isn’t our story
It is theirs
It is time to make your own
We grow past others
Some of us
Think we are better than others
We all sleep under covers
And put one shoe on at a time
And some rhyme
It isn’t a crime
To be condescending
Have you ever thought of implementing a new skill?
For a thrill?
Expand your mind
It isn’t going to explode
Get off the horse that you rode
Start to talk in code
You’ll get it right
But if you are condescending?
You may end up in a fight
Which will keep you up at night
Make yourself right
Can help others
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.