Nicola Beckett on BANANAS
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Broken feeling all alone
The dark surrounds you and all is still
Time stops ticking
Your heart no longer wants to beat, it no longer wants to live
You hear a voice whisper
You hear a voice call your name
You fall on your knees close your eyes and pray
You feel his strength
You hear his voice say , "No more!"
God says , "Rise and grow!"
Have COURAGE to let go......
Friday 5th February 2021 1:19 pm
Oh you are stranded on a mountain
you are deep down in a cave
you are in a burning building
you are threatened by big waves
There's a hurricane surrounding
The earth is quaking underfoot
you're marooned and you are drowning
you are in amongst the wolves
And you are paralysed and voiceless
you're exhausted and in shock
you're bewildered and defeated
you are hopeless and you're lost
Friday 29th January 2021 12:32 am
I've been burned
And risen again
Proud of my new coat
I've been burned again
Proud of my new coat of feathers
And unafraid of fire.
Wednesday 6th January 2021 1:50 am
Love is flowing down these blood-washed streets.
We are not done.
You put us out yet cannot put us out.
You have not won.
Hate hopes to overpower
Yet is weak
For Freedom's spirit cannot be contained
We are not crushed nor wilted
We are not bowed nor beaten
Listen, for we still are brave to speak
Words will be waged
Look, for we still carry our ...
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 11:05 am
Who Am I? And where do I belong?
Where do I go right? Where did I go wrong?
Was it real or fake love I was shown all along?
Am I really that mentally tough & strong?
If I fail, Will I momentairly freeze or stay froze?
Will I dig up a pile of dirt in my back yard & find a bunch of diamonds & gold?
Or am I to die a failure, lonely, & old?
This the type of mindset the old me was ...
Tuesday 15th December 2020 6:44 am
Now that I am faced with this trial of the moment, let me pause.
Reflect on previous trials.
The race forward is not about the hurdles already jumped,
It is about the confidence and skill at jumping acquired.
Now that I am faced with this impossibly high wall, let me think.
Remember previous walls.
The difficulty of scaling any height or distance can be shrunk;
It is ever as simple as...
Tuesday 1st December 2020 1:14 pm
Mami's little princess
Papi's pride and joy
Mami taught her to be a good house wife
Mami taught her to be a smart girl
Papi taught her to think twice before saying yes to any boy
Papi taught her to be a strong and to be an independent girl
Mami's little princess
Papi's pride and joy
The little princess grew up to like girls not boys
And Papi's heart broke
And Mami's ...
Friday 6th November 2020 7:44 pm
If you and me
Are meant to be
We’ll make it to the top
Cuz way up there
In clearer air
We can reflect on what we’ve got
But the path we climb ain’t easy
There are things that stand in our way
Believe in what we’re achieving
And we’ll reach the top someday
We’re on our way
This is our mountain, this our journey
No-one knows the end
Reach for the summit, on the horizon
When life s...
Monday 27th July 2020 3:31 am
and yet there is
when I feel blessed
and to love
what a gift
I stumble out of bed
and find myself
my fears have become
my curiosity enormous
the will to find out
and to capture
Monday 20th April 2020 9:27 am
It's been a hard day
Smiling pretending everything is fine
If I pretend it feels better
If I do it enough it hurts less
I haven't texted you all day
I haven't ran to you
I keep telling myself I don't need you anymore
I keep telling myself I don't love you
But a voice in my head keeps saying, " Be patient, be kind, show yourself self-love."
Then I look at my arm the word ...
Thursday 30th January 2020 5:14 pm
The words you said made me realize it's all done
I cried, yelled, and wallowed in self pity
Then I showered
Did my hair
Put on clothes and said , "That is it girl get it together!"
I said, " That is it girl look at that mirror!"
You are BEAUTIFUL, STRONG, and SMART
I said , "I love me!"
"I love me!"
Tuesday 28th January 2020 9:47 pm
Courtesy of 'C'
The call of Courage
Will cause you
To pull back
And lift your
A cosy cushion
But out of
Saturday 28th September 2019 12:27 pm
Sitting in the exam hall,
mind bogged ;
with ratios, equations and curves,
I looked around in agony
to find a reason to continue,
just in time,
to find the invigilator roaming nearby,
carrying a stack of paper, with one hand.
I looked at him to find traces of,
misery, anger and hopelessness.
a kind, encouraging smile
is what I got.
Which alone was enough
Thursday 23rd May 2019 4:54 pm
An open book she had been
In her mind remained nothing
Maybe he couldn't guess anything
When she kept secrets from him
The lost look in her eyes
The stolen smile on the curve of her lips
It's not a love long forgotten
It's a love rediscovered once again
The moment she allowed the shackles to break
And run wild head on into her dreams
Many wont understand but who cares anyway
It's her wo...
Thursday 11th October 2018 10:15 pm
It takes a daring woman to see the strength
of remaining soft in a hard world.
To love like you've never been hurt,
when your heart has been broken many times.
The greatest act of bravery is to recognize that
loving someone makes you vulnerable,
but refusing to stop.
To be courageous enough
to look that vulnerability in the face and say
"I will not back down,
no matter how many times you...
Monday 6th August 2018 2:30 pm
I wrote this piece while I was caring for my identical twin brother, following major surgery. Nearly everything you may have heard about identical twins is true.
The pain of being is not mine, but
my brother's. He cries and howls the Midnight
down into uneasy drowse
as the daylight lifts his covers
over swelling clouds of hurt.
Breaking, I balm him a little,
Sunday 14th January 2018 4:11 am
This poem is for all those still searching for home.
Sailing an Inland Sea
A stark white galley, sail aloft,
Knifes liquid mirrors, softly heaving,
Its pattering stem a story-teller
For fishers caught
On idle frontiers, poised
Between vaults of washed cerulean.
Its Master sighs to distant shores, yearning
For Phoenicia's Thalassa; a place of purple -...
Tuesday 24th January 2017 1:08 am
If there was no happieness
There would be nothing to enjoy.
If there was no sadness
There wouldn't be a care in the world.
If there was no friends
there would be loneliness everywhere.
If there was no uphill battles
there would be no courage
to keep on trying.
And if LIFE itself had nothing
imagine what LIFE would be....
Wednesday 22nd October 2014 2:53 am
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