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Meeting Myself

I am an artist, designer, photographer and writer. See more of my work on cmariearts.


For the first time

I have met myself

After a long period

Of struggle

And disconnect

I finally stepped

Into me

I accepted all of

My past

All of my flaws

All of the

Could have beens

And just saw myself

Raw and exposed

In all of my

Imperfect beauty

I saw the little

Afraid girl

Who didn't

Want to see

The truth

Who feared

Life itself

Who believed

That she couldn't

Do it

I embraced her


Into this new way

Of being

This was a beginning

For me

For my soul to grow

To become who

I was meant to be

All along

I challenge you

To do the same


Caroline Marie (author) on July 23, 2019:

Thank you :)

Caroline Marie (author) on July 23, 2019:

Good for you! Nice work :)

Caroline Marie (author) on July 23, 2019:

Thank you :)

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 06, 2017:

this was very clever.. bravo..

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on August 16, 2017:

I went back and edited two books, and both are ready for print. Several others are in the final edit stage, and I started another yesterday outlined to the end in my mind, though we never know where the characters might take us until it is all down in final form. I am somewhat hurrying due to my late start in life, but life may not have reached its final form either. Best wishes, Demas

Woolie from East Coast Canada on August 16, 2017:

Finding oneself is a truly wonderful gift. So happy for you.

Having similar experiences in the past, likely to find myself in this repetitive cycle...losing oneself and finding myself anew.

Beautifully written Caroline Marie!

Caroline Marie (author) on August 09, 2017:

Thank you Rasma, yes we do. :)

Thank you Eric. I am glad it did. :)

Thank you Kenneth. I will. :)

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on August 01, 2017:

Dear Caroline . . .

Amazing; Lovely writing. I admire your writing talent, Caroline.

Keep up the great work.

Write me anytime and stay in touch.


Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 13, 2017:

Nice poetic thoughts. Once in awhile we need to look deeper into ourselves.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on July 11, 2017:

Very nice. I felt like I had been there.

Caroline Marie (author) on July 11, 2017:

Hi Demas,

My column is going well, but I am putting more focus on design right now. How are you doing in your writing? I read that you are writing a book? How interesting!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on July 10, 2017:

How is your column writing coming along?

Caroline Marie (author) on July 10, 2017:

HI Perspycacious, yes we are all growing into something new everyday. That is the beautiful thing about life. Things are always changing.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on July 10, 2017:

Flawed but growing into us. Aren't we all?

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