The Lovely Wild in Me by Hannah Herrera

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The Lovely Wild in Me

 

Review:

The Lovely Wild in Me has three parts it speaks to: Anguish, Yearn and Mend (Heal).  And within each section are poems that inspire you to see your own life from a different perspective.  You are left remembering those very things that hurt you, or broke you, but in the end did not define you.  They didn’t define you because you are still here.  You healed from it and you let it go.  Each section read, I gathered favorites and wrote them down, but in the Mend (Heal) section is where my favorites tripled.  Healing from bad things isn’t the easiest thing to do and everyone will tell you or suggest to you how to do it.  Ultimately though, you have to find a way to heal yourself your own way and in your own time.  Sometimes, if not all the times, we forget to heal ourselves from past events, or maybe we feel we don’t deserve to or simply, we just don’t want to.  The ability to heal from something requires you to delve deeper into the realm of the past, going through it and then releasing it.  The hardest part for anyone, myself included, is the ability to walk through that fire once again and relive those moments.  But how do you truly heal if you don’t walk through that path again?  It will only constantly relive itself in you if you don’t pull them out like weeds.  You will scar, yes, and it’s okay.  Those scars, I’ve come to find, only remind us of what we’ve been through and what we’ve got out of.  You are still unique.  You are still beautiful.  And not anything less.

From Anguish:

“Roses slice

you open

when you

grip them

too tightly;

people are

like roses,

I’ve cut my

hands for

those

who only

bloom for

a season.”

 

From Yearn:

“He is the

moon,

highlighting

each scar

of mine

& he whispers

that I’m

still beautiful.”

 

From Mend (Heal):

“I picked up

pieces of

myself,

scattered about

like a

jigsaw puzzle

& then

I tenderly kissed

each and every part,

-an apology to myself”