Collette Anderson Williams

The Joy Of A New Day - Poem by Collette Anderson Williams

Yesterday you looked in the mirror
and gazed at what you were
deceived to deem as nothing!
You had given others the stamp of approval
to trample you all over -
to use you,
to abuse you!

Yesterday you sanctioned them
to cover you with the blanket of mediocrity.
You could find no peace,
as all you cared about
was pleasing everyone else
but yourself.
So you masked your emotions,
as others inflicted each pain.
You let them break you into nothingness.

But your joy of a new day begins

You shall now see your true reflection
in flowing, crystal waters.
You shall regard beauty -
a gem so precious and priceless!

Wrap yourself in the robe of self-love
and self-acceptance
with no anticipation
of the unseemliness of others' approval.
For to them, you may never truly matter
and that - in itself -
matters not!

Today is your joy of a new day!

So expel all the poison of yesterday;
walk away from despising tongues
that constantly seek to remind you of yesterday's falls,
and to carve contradictions into your life;
and feast on the bountiful fruits of positiveness.
Resolve to amputate all negative existence!

Smell the fresh fragrance of the raindrops,
as they kiss the earth!

Smell the delightful aroma
of the flowers in the garden of life!

Listen to the silence around you
and embrace its peacefulness!

Feast your eyes on the magnificence
and verdancy of the mountains and trees
which surround you!

Laugh! and enjoy laughing!
Dance! and feel the beauty of your body
as you sway to each soft and soothing rhythm!

Just breathe!

Simply let go
and embrace the grand wonder
and beauty in your own life.
For you were wonderfully made
with Awesome Hands!
And remember always that you are
the head, and not the tail;
your fallacies are naught but your footstool!

Yes! today is the joy of a new day!

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Topic(s) of this poem: acceptance, hope, joy, love, nature

Form: Free Verse

Comments about The Joy Of A New Day by Collette Anderson Williams

  • Della Perry (9/13/2015 8:21:00 AM)

    This really meant something to me when I read it. Do not be others doormat, stand up for yourself every day and be proud of who you are! Everyone who feels like this should read this inspiring poem, loved it x (Report) Reply

    Collette Anderson Williams (9/15/2015 8:05:00 AM)

    Della, it is good to know that you were able to identify with the poem. Thank you.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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