As I began to love myself by Charlie Chaplin

With the ups and downs in life we are sometimes turn between who we are and what we are. Loving oneself is a challenge but when you do, it can bring about true healing and transformation. This poem truelly did inspired me. Charlie Chaplin, on his 70th birthday wrote this poem. Hopefully this poem helps you to begin to love yourself.

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit steeling my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

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Each day gives me a reason to celebrate life to know myself and to love myself.

One love. Peace!

22.07.2016 Mering

charlie-chaplin

Invisible…

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………..You dance with me
but you’re not aware of me
You even pass me by, not realizing im standing there
……………..You are so into others as if i was not near
…..Will you ever remember my face?
maybe you may remember the  days!
it never occoured to me,
you ever realized i am seeking thee                                                                              have i ever existed in your world?                                                                               or have i ever been heard ?
I always felt your heart,  your pulse ,                                                                         as you pass by close
I’m invisible
i’m unseenable
i’m  not spoken to
i am not listend too
i am not even given a chance
i’m invisible im not given a glance
i´m not existing…
i’ll always be on the outside listenning
I was  so sick Of being just invisible me…
Hope someday you’ll understand me
may be make things better,
not for me but for you Mister
Wishing i was visible…
instead of  invisible..
I am not invisible… I am HERE!!
Photo credits by Mckay A. Browne 1st pic (title.)   2nd Pic by
Scott Mitchell – Photographer/Poet
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by Maureen Ndemela Lermer
Dedicated to all those who feel invisible… You are visible.. because you exists.. Because you are WORTH…

 

A Tribute to Tobias Werner -Tobi- ➕

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When sickness steals the life of a loved one, there are no words…
What flushes in my mind are memories of us more of YOU!!!
The games we played, songs we sang.
The way you walked, talked, smiled and laughed.
Some funny, some kind some wise,
I see now with different eyes.
Every moment spent with you seems like yesterday. It is really hard to say….💔
I knew this day will come, I just did not see it coming this soon.
You never said I am leaving, we spoke of we will meet again to talk share our future plans…
You are gone before I knew it… Oh, my heart is so heavy..💔!
If love alone could have saved you, you would never have died.
You are gone from us now,  but the one thing they can’t  take away are memories of you.
Your memory resides in my heart!!!💗
In my heart you hold a place no one could ever fill.
I love you!
REST IN PERFECT PEACE TOBIAS

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Pain is often beyond words, but never beyond love. There are moments I just wish to stop talking and just feel love💞

Copyright by Maureen Lermer
03/08/2015

*By the way we always sang to Miriam Makeba’s songs. He was a great Pianist He left too young. He was my Nephew.*

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This was done by my amazing friend Scott Mitchell Photographer, Poet and Artist, in honor of me. As written below by him.  Thanks a whole lot my dearest friend. I wish people can appreciate one another!  One Love. Peace!

In honor of my dear friend Maureen in light of her passion to help other people in humanitarian efforts and more, all while never seeking recognition for doing so. “One love” I often hear her say and she means it.
The selfless hold the hope of the world -SM

LIFE IS A LOVELY BATTLE…

 How do you see the morning today?

Scientist- Another day to experiment.

Prisoner- Another day to repent for my sin.

President- One more valuable time to lead.

Doctor- Countless moments to save a life.

Artist- Timed event for a masterpiece.

Lover- Another day to embrace and kiss.

Child- A whole new day to play.

Life is in different colors for everyone to see. But be the best person you can always be.

It is far more comforting to think God listened and said no, than to think that nobody’s out there- have a little faith.

Life is a challenge, and so is love. Things never come easy in life; if they do, memories are rare, suffering won’t get you through the tough times, there’s nothing to look back on. There’s no mistakes that you learn from. In the end, it’s all worth it.People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos, is because things are being loved, and people are being used.

Sometimes, you just have to distance yourself from people. If they care, they’ll notice. If they don’t, you know where you stand.

Love me without fear. Trust me without wondering. Love me without restrictions. Want me without demand.

Hear with your heart, see with your soul, be guided by a hand that you cannot hold, trust even if you cannot see. That’s how faith must be. Sometimes the things we can’t change, end up changing us instead.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD

BLOOM

BLOOM

I am a pefectly beauiful flower

I should not be hidden, cannot be hidden, will not be hidden

My love is bold and fearless,

brave and boundless

It cannot be contained, should not be contained, will not be contained

If you must lie and make excuses to keep your broken pieces in peace,

then allow me to preserve  the fantasies of you within my heart and let you go

For tucked inside your excuses lies the woman I’m not, shouldn’t be and will not be…not even for you

I am a perfectly beautiful flower

the very best in all your gardens

Do you not see how the other butterflies flock towards me?

Do you not see how they vie for my attention?

Why should I suffer the consequences of that which I did not commit?

I cannot, should not, will not live with half your sun

I cannot, should not, will not sing with half a song

I am a perfectly beautiful flower

He who has willingly tasted of my intoxicating fragrance

is compelled to proudly and bravely wear me on his lapel and

not hide me inside pockets of lies and excuses or

allow me to slowly wither under the shadows of his flickering lights.

I am a perfectly beautiful flower, I was born to bloom

and bloom I shall!

Copyright © 2012 Bernice Angoh

DON’T GIVE UP ON LOVE….

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I know you are in pains..

lets try to keep things real..

It is not good to see you everyday in pains,

you do not have to think all men and women are bad..

just because someone misused your trust.

Let it go. Someone somewhere might ease your pains

You do not have  to stay up late at night being restless

You do not have to wait

You  ain’t alone,  don’t give up on love.. We all need someone..  Smile

OnE LoVe..PeAce..!!

by Maureen Lermer

Here I am..

Here I am…

All I am, all I'll be...
Everything in this world
All that I'll ever need
Is in your eyes
Shining right at me

When you smile, I can feel
All my passions unfolding
When i place my head on your chest, 
i can feel your heartbeat
Each time your hand brushes mine
It electrifies a thousand sensations
Which Over flows...  Seducing me 

Guess you never know why??!! Because...I.
I do cherish you
I'm longing to hold you..
such precious little time are
vowed for each other..
You don't have to think twice
I will love you still
From the depths of my soul

I wish there was some way for me to express how very much
I care and love you, It's beyond my control...

I've waited so long to say this to you
If you're doubting, do I love you this much, 
I do..!!!

My passion for you runs bone deep 
In my world, before you 
You opened my life
To a new paradise
In a world torn by change
If words could make wishes come true; 
I'd save every day like a treasure and then, again....

If some of my dreams never come true, will you allow me fulfill them with you..???

Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up. Love never comes to an end.

 Love is a moment that lasts forever, when truly meant..

by Maureen Lermer