Tough Cookie

You are a tough cookie

Scrappy- Like me

Two peas in a pod- You & I

Day one staring at you

Realizing you reminded me of myself

You hold your emotions

Surely If you show them you’ll fold

Never to get up again

If I could tell you that isn’t true

Would you listen?

In those vulnerable moments

You’ll find your wounds

And begin to heal from the inside out

You are a natural leader

Which you don’t own

Because you don’t need to

You simply are, accept it

Listen to your gut which will guide you Along with prayer to accomplish

All those dreams you have locked up

You don’t share them due to fear of

What if you’re wrong?

Oh the embarrassment, the told you so’s

What if you’re right?

Dream & speak to your wildest dreams Speaking them

Writing them

Visualizing them

Will ensure you get them

Sitting in quiet dealing with your pain

Is something you refuse to do

My tough cookie you must

You must deal with the pieces and parts So you gain strength

You’ll need that strength

To accomplish all those dreams

Do not wait until you’re my age to realize

Run like a cheetah

Faster and faster until you can’t breathe

If you do, you will begin to release

All that isshhh that you don’t own

And begin to grow & heal from the inside

As you wade through those things

You will find your wings and fly

I loved you the moment we met

I see you

I know you

I understand you

You are understatedly beautiful

No validation needed

You are what you are

And it’s perfect

Perfect in the flaws, scratches and scars

Tough cookie- You’ve got this

You can do anything you set your mind to

Just don’t take the easy path

In the hard you’ll find yourself

And all you are meant to be

Stop running from yourself

Trust your gut

And fly

I love you

I believe in you

My tough cookie

Author: JJ Taylor

Many have shared that I am the strongest woman they know. I would disagree... when life kicks you in the teeth there is only one place to look and that is UP! I will be sharing my poetry, random thoughts, my hopes, my dreams, defining my strength and my faith. I'm honest, raw and real. I'm writing more for me, but perhaps someone will find my words that will help you in a profound way

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