“True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you to be who you are.”
― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
when i was a child i didn’t belong,
was my song.
i tried to change to be like you
my true nature
was being subdued!
my clan was built with academic rules,
i was a dreamer,
i hated school!
i’m a free spirit,
with dreams that fly,
i look to the cosmos,
and breathe the skies!
nature is my soul friend,
it felt like love was kept away,
my life of folly,
i ran from those who couldn’t understand,
that all i needed was a caravan.
were my thing
i’d live in forests
and grow fairy wings.
i’d pick wild flowers
in verdant fields,
and love the joy that a harvest yields!
i’ve always longed for connection with you,
to be myself,
to play the fool!
the words i could not put together,
i somehow knew that you were better!
i lived in a bunker of stifled dreams,
on lonely nights ,
in silent screams.
but the heart of where i truly belong,
is not religion,
its way beyond….
rooted in compassion and
the truest love,
a spiritual practice
that consists of…
a true belonging
deep in my bones,
though loneliness is what I owned!
authenticity should have been the rules,
not what i ever achieved in