• Brian M Winningham

Lay This Shit Down

I can count my pain as joy.

It exists but I am not pain.

I exist outside the pain in my heart.

I exist outside the pain in my body.


I must stop fighting against the pain.

Accept it and stop giving pain such power over me.

I just have to be vulnerable enough, brave enough,

I just have to love me enough to surrender to change.


Changes about me, changes for me, changes of me,

Benefit everyone and everything around me.

Accepting the current version of me,

Is just the first step to building a better me.


I learned very early to bury the hurt I carry so deep,

Now I wonder in awestruck amazement, how

In all this time it never occurred to me to just…

Lay this shit down.

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