“this moment,” by Iris

this moment,” by Iris

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Sometimes it’s only a moment

Of when I’m away from the rest of the world

That I have that epiphany;

The thought that took years to unfold,

For me to grasp, to understand,

To thank God for.

Everything that has ever happened in my life,

Every rise and fall,

Every consequence for every mistake,

Every fix for what has had to break,

What has broken down to build me back up again,

Has led me to this moment.

This moment is where I thank the universe;

Where I say goodnight to the dreams that fell asleep

And say good morning to the ones that have awakened me.

I want to thank the stars and the moon for being so bright when I couldn’t be,

Thank the trees and the flowers for being so beautiful when I refused,

To believe I could be,

Thank the sunset for showing us all the grace

Of it being alright to shrink away,

Along with the strength, the power of coming back again

With a brighter shine

I thank graciousness that I got out of the situation

That made me question my emotions, because

My emotions are the strongest god-blessed thing about me;

We shouldn’t doubt ourselves

When someone else is doubting themselves,

They’re taking it out on us,

And that’s called projecting

If anyone wants a go at me,

I’ll just say “I can take this”;

If you mess with me now, I can’t,

I won’t let you take me for granted, 

Unlike the days that other people put their crises in my face

I’m too happy I let them walk away,

To feel empty about it

My love for the world and the beat in my heart is faster;

Because today I’m stronger,

Today I work harder,

Today I think deeper,

Today I love louder,

Today I look better,

Today I feel better,

Today I feel good and tomorrow I’ll feel greater.

No one is going to stop me

From going where I’m headed,

If you start running after me,

I’ll just run faster. 

Who I was a year ago

Would have been so grateful for the hurdles I’ve dodged

To get here, stand here,

Feel the cold breeze grace my shoulders

Surround myself in a sudden moment of deep thought

A mere moment to take it all in,

Breathe it all out,

Start over again.

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