Look up

Signs of life cautiously peek around the jagged  wall. Gently  calling out that it is okay to be vulnerable and strong.

Look up, oh naked child of zombie heaven. Trust in the pureness of dressing yourself like the day you took your first breath – inhaled oxygen and exhaled carbon dioxide.

Life and death are intimately connected.

Fear .

So fearful of life.

Fear not to stand up and let your breasts fall beyond the pencil rule of if you need to wear a corset or bra.   😀

Remember ,death is unknown – it is a forgotten memory – another state of consciousness.

Believe in standing – blemished , untouched, unpolished , un- cropped.

Believe  that your natural skin colour is right. Whatever colour it is . It is yours and it covers you so well. Protects you from elements like sticks and stones and winds and snow.

Hair – leave the three hairs on your toe. Men do. It’s winter – allow yourself to be comforted by your own body and warmth .

You are a miracle. Don’t look away – you give a lot away .

Don’t regret what you give.

Don’t regret what you feel .

It is by being naked and bare that you are able to connect with everyone you meet- – every crack in the wall is a sign that you have fought to reach out and make yourself complete.

You embraced the air- you fought to feel – you fought to care.

This prison is in your mind. Don’t fear to blossom, sweet soul. Don’t cover your mouth. Smile and laugh – you captivate the world with your unique laugh and you give other people a chance to respond and feel bold.

Rings can’t bind you,   in truth , the earth is probably flat.

Your arm symbolizes a crane – you are the hope that can only be the change.

embrace every fear.

Say yes to everything you feel will move you forward- will cut the strings of setting you lose from the puppeteers, brainwashed in stagnant gestation.

Walk silly, bounce -be flat footed . We all walk in our own peculiar way.

Don’t hide – don’t hold your breath – you deserve every single breath.

Your heart is your greatest ally – your mind is brilliant – allow it to think – allow your thoughts to come out in speech bubbles .

Be a comic, a novel, a flash piece of fiction, a stream of consciousness – don’t hide that captivating mind.

Your tears have kept me alive- nourish yourself – replenish your needs too.

Drink and rehydrate.

Eat and don’t allow barbed thoughts to intrude on your time to re-energize.

Time won’t stop. You know it only moves on with or without you. So look up and look at me. See your reflection and see your soul is pure -forget about what has been.

Own every line, every dent, every scar on your body- that is your own personal narrative and don’t be ashamed – it is what makes up your flesh – you are not a character you are a fully fleshed-out person.

You wounds are your path, your trail, your journey. Create much more if you want – but be gentle.

If only you would look up so I could see the colour of your eyes. If only you would smile – would it reach up to meet your eyes?

About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Nov 19, 2016, in POETRY and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. i dig my pgymies with anger and joe such a sad little boy in the body of a manic man i am yesssssssss i can tasher!

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  2. This is wonderful..thank you 💖💖


  3. Wonderful, Daisy. 🙂 I love the poetic rhythm of it. You’ve done the photo great justice.

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  4. Excellent Daisy – don’t hold your breath you deserve every one! Love that! And love the Francesca Woodman photo, she was absolutely brilliant!

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  5. Vulnerability can be an extremely powerful tool! Hugs. 💞💞

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  6. I love this…beautifully written:)

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  7. This is really poignant and infuses strength. I love this post today. It was agood way to start my morning!


  8. summerstartstoshine

    Reblogged this on SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE and commented:
    I love all of Daisy’s writing, but to me, this is a bit special. It’s wonderfully written, emotive, beautiful and thought provoking 💖


  9. summerstartstoshine

    Just amazing. This is wonderful writing. Please can I reblog it. Fucking fabulous darlin 😘😘😘 PS. You are beautiful xxxxxx

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    • Really? It’s a bit different for me — Yes, okay – I am humbled xxxxxxxxxxxgo on xxx eeeeek!

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      • summerstartstoshine

        It is different, you’re right, and it’s good to change brings up sometimes in your writing. I absorbed every word of it and it touched my heart 💖 When I reblog everyone will love it and it’ll show up the inadequacy of my writing lol 😝 But I don’t mind X 😁

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      • Don’t you dare go using your Psychology degree on me to big me up Missie 😉 xxx You write with such integrity and is inimitable. You ,my lush lush lush friend are far away from being inadequate xxxxxxxxxx


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