Free to be Me

Our phone and Internet have been down for some time now and just returned on Christmas Eve, so thankfully I can post a poem for the season.  It’s a repeat, but one of my favorites; written as a Christmas card fundraiser for a Consumer Peer Support Group for people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  For someone who has lost belief in themselves, it is my Christmas gift to you.

Google Image  Jean-Michel Basquiat

Google Image
Jean-Michel Basquiat

I wish for you the perfect gift

under the perfect tree

not locked in a box, ribboned or tucked in a sock

but open for all to see

as visible as the brightest star, this gift,

hopefully received most festively,

would simply, and mindfully be

“a present me”

in this season of your making

I wish for you garlands of friendships in waiting,

a thousand lights of joy,

harmony, and fullness for the taking.

I wish for you a time of believing

in a Pandora of possibilities set free.

a time to walk through the door

that has truly opened in your mind

and imagine you are as unique

as an individual snowflake

caught in a flicker of candlelight

destined to brilliantly adorn

the wonderful tree of life

where your light shines        and others see it

where your life matters        and others feel it

the gift I have faith you will accept most festively,

would be the peace of mind

that comes from believing in yourself

and finding the way, to finally say

“I’m free to be me”

Feliz Navidad & Feliz Año Nuevo Everyone

John & Candis

4 comments on “Free to be Me

  1. such a wonderful wish….. Thank you and May you and yours be granted the same
    Take care…You Matter…


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