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The Before

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

I wish you knew me

In the before

When my hips swayed

Through the door

Of effortless arm swing

Of effortless everything


When I truly believed

That this type of disease

Would never happen

To someone like me


When people stopped to stare

Or compliment my hair

And I was eager to be

The center of everything


Now I am at the center again

Of a whirlwind of feelings

Live in the moment

Don’t think about tomorrow


If steps were as easy as words

I would already be at the finish line

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Nov 01, 2023

Hmm, I like this very much Esther, one of my beliefs, mantras, is that poetry conveys more with less, which is exactly what your words do. For me your words have a subtlety , a lightness of touch which is wonderful. I don't know f you have 'a style' or not but this one would be a great vehicle for your words.

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Oct 30, 2023

Thank you Esther for your honest words

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You captured thoughts we all have or had.

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Keith Trayling
Keith Trayling
Oct 30, 2023

Nice first poem Esther but , dare I say, you are still and always will be the same person inside. Stay with us and hopefully you'll find some positives (eg. your creativity will blossom ) x

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Unknown member
Oct 30, 2023

Welcome Esther. A lovely poem to start your account here.

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Esther
Esther
Oct 30, 2023
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Thank you for this forum🥰

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