Unapologetically Real

Unapologetically Real 16

“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness

all around

covers pulled up over one’s head while lying in bed

eyes closed

afraid to open

lest the darkness take over

blackness invading the innermost being

the soul.

I have experienced that darkness

lived in it

let it overtake me.

Until

I

Looked

Up

Into the night sky

to see the stars shining their light.

“Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life.”

― Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Stars shine unencumbered

night after night

whether covered in clouds or visible

they are still there

shining in the dark.

“Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”
― Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy Of Verse

Bringing hope

“I think that we are like stars. Something happens to burst us open; but when we burst open and think we are dying; we’re actually turning into a supernova. And then when we look at ourselves again, we see that we’re suddenly more beautiful than we ever were before!”
― C. JoyBell C.

I have always preferred

night to day

darkness over light.

My darkness and shadows will

most certainly

always

exist.

They have been

a part of me

since I can

remember

I embrace them fully now.

“Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges of the world, toned down the too-harsh colors. With the coming of twilight, the sky seemed to recede; the universe expanded. The night was bigger than the day, and in its realm, life seemed to have more possibilities.”
― Dean Koontz, Midnight

But henceforth

I will

choose

to

look

up

and

see

the

stars.

“Happiness is always there. You just have to choose to see it. There’s no point dwelling in the dark and ignoring the light of the stars.”
― Carrie Hope Fletcher

I

will

choose

happiness,

love,

radiance,

and

to

shine brightly.

XO Lisa ❤️

12 comments on “Unapologetically Real 16

  1. Beautiful Lisa!

    Sharing my real with you too. See, we are the same person! #MyTribe

    https://alltheshoesiwear.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/in-the-darkness/

    Liked by 1 person

  2. and you are such a bright light day and night Lisa!

    Liked by 1 person

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