I'll Handle It

i take it on

i relax through the fear

and rediscover

who i am


i listen to my higher self

rather than

irrational fears

and memories


i face it and relax

gently moving through pain

knowing that on some level

i can handle it

knowing i am safe

i am even supported


i face and accept my fear

and grow stronger

i move forward

dispelling the feeling

of hopelessness

and helplessness

and allow my strength to shine

and allow grace to wash over me

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Great job, Russ! Thanks.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks Dohn.


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elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

lovely and touching, thank you for sharing your ability to reach your inner voice


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi and thank you Elisabeth. Much appreciated.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

..." and allow my strength to shine

and allow grace to wash over me..."

Allowing one's self anything relates to your prior poem about letting go...is this progression intentional..? Where are you taking us..? I eagerly await your next...Thank you for another sensitive and triumphal prose poem..Larry


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Larry, thanks, you really do get it. I wrote both of the poems quite a while ago, seemingly unrelated and yet the theme is certainly well connected. I've been going through some of life's challenges lately and the emotions took me back to these words. Thanks as always.


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erin boote 7 years ago from Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

i had taken a little "vacation" Russ and am just catching up, so happy I am to have found this poem of yours. It is absolutely profound, and honest, and I love it..your style is all your own and I hope to reading for a long time these great lines you seem to put together effortlessly. Thanks for another good one.


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Erin, thanks again for your supportive comments. I've just come back from my vacation. I see you've written something new which I will definitely read today. I'm looking forward to it. Russ x


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

beautiful . . just beautiful:)


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thank you. Your comments are beautiful too :D


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leigh anns page 4 years ago from New Jersey

I enjoyed reading. Wonderful poem. I am taking little steps to listen to my higher self rather than the irrational fears. What a perfect poem for me to have read today....thank you.


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Russ Baleson 4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Leigh Ann, thank you, little steps is all it takes. Go well and thanks for your comments. Russ

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