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  • I'm Worth It

    I unapologetically love me unconditionally
    I apologize to my past selves for doing it indiscriminately
    In order to be my best self would mean I am elated
    It took a while and I’m proud to say it’s been reinstated
    I do what makes me happy especially my inner child
    She’s is so over the moon that her little heart smiles
    She loves to color, sing and dance like no one is watching
    It’s the growning soul and the little soul that are interlocking
    She’s making all versions of her past self morph into her best self
    Her happiness is her version of a prosperous wealth
    Self love is psychological, spiritual growth and physical
    With a proportional rainfall strictly biblical
    It’s my definition and my own version
    I am uniquely my own person
    Thank you, God, for all that you have done for me and my family
    I only got one life, and I want to do it right by being happy
    No one can do me better than me. My only competition is me
    My lessons are mine to learn only I would know
    The path it took to get here and I’m not done though
    I learn daily and I don’t claim to be perfect because I am human
    I have to remind myself that life is a classroom
    I’m not afraid of the lessons I let them pass through
    I owe it to my heaven sent angel and angel who fluttered with his wings
    You both are my life and light and also are my kings
    It’s because of you I unapologetically love me unconditionally

    iambrizei

    Voting starts April 16, 2024 12:00am

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  • Testing . . .

    Please bear with me as this is something that I’ve been wanting to do & finally got the courage to do so a freestyle fiction story that has been on my mind.

    A child’s core memories develop at 5. Her core memories were not like others. Her core memory was waking up from her sleep as she was in the backseat of a car covered with her dad’s jacket while he was speeding on the freeway. She felt safe seeing her dad and went back to sleep as he told her to do.

    She wasn’t going to school, but she went from home to home thinking about what a great time she was having with her dad. She went with the stepmom to be with her siblings. She doesn’t recall how she spent her time there but just the vhs movie that the stepmom threw away. Once dad picked her up, he noticed she was sad. Since her dad asked her what happened, she did just that. Dad said, “Wait in the car. I’ll be right back.” She just knew that her dad was going to take care of it. In her world full of chaos, all she can do was observe. When it felt like she was all, alone she realized that she was always guided and protected.

    She went with another stepmom who was just a sweet and caring soul. She treated her right, and she knew, being in her presence, that everything would be just fine.

    iambrizei

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  • iambrizei responded to a letter in topic Poetry 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Very kind of you Morgan! I appreciate you taking the time the write, it means a lot.

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  • iambrizei shared a letter in the Group logo of Magical MomentsMagical Moments group 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you Lauren

    My description of a delightful conversation that is open-minded and nonjudgmental. You can see each other’s point of view because you listen intending to listen. When starting off the dialogue, others refrain from interrupting you, allowing you to get to the point. I understand why it’s so difficult to have it with most people. The reason for that is simple: you appreciate it more when you have that delightful conversation.

    I used to love reading and writing, how much emotion they expressed with the power of the written word. What’s more powerful than the written word? That would be the words that we speak; the spoken word. Words have the power to build or destroy you. When you have ill intention, then the words hurt and create chaos for the person receiving it. A delightful conversation has the power to bring in positivity and possibly people together. Some people can agree to disagree and continue on with the conversation. While others stand firm that there is only one way. There is nothing magical about having a conversation that is only one-sided.

    My magical moment was joining The Unsealed, knowing that I can also transform my pain into a superpower. It inspired me to express my thoughts the only way that I knew it would be best. I had a zoom meeting with Lauren, which went amazing. She is so kindhearted, empathetic, and compassionate. I believe I cried during that zoom call. A pile of emotion from my story & to how she just listened, intending to listen, providing me with that safe space. I wanted to just pull her from the screen and give her the biggest hug.

    I know everything happens for a reason and sometimes we don’t always understand why it happens. I know the reason I am writing this today and that is because it is a very special someone’s birthday 12/11. The founder of The Unsealed, who has given people a voice to be heard and listened to. To have the weekly zoom meeting and writing contest. The way you genuinely reach out to every single member. It really is a community so much so that you published books with our pieces in it! You provided a safe space for us to express ourselves and we are so grateful for that. I wish you nothing but the best for you on your special day because you deserve that and so much more. Thank you for everything you do and for allowing us to be a part of your journey. You have gathered like-minded people together and allowed us to express ourselves with the written word. You truly are one of a kind Lauren, happy solar return!

    Brizeida Chapeton

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    • Bri! This is absolutely beautiful. I love reading your writing! You have so much power and greatness within you. I really appreciate your kind words. They inspire me more than I can ever express. I am so happy The Unsealed has had such a positive impact on you. I wish I could jump through the screen and hug you right back. Love you and thank you…read more

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  • Let's Change The World

    Positive change in the world is everything to me
    What first comes to mind is empathy and compassion
    The world has forgotten what it is like to be there for another
    Oh what joy it would be to witness that beautiful interaction

    This pandemic took us all for a topsy turvy flip side turnaround.
    People became selfish and completely avoided any interaction
    I was working non-stop and saw firsthand how quickly it turned
    People were avoiding each other and looking at each other with dissatisfaction

    People forgot what it was like to be there for one another
    Forgetting to place someone else before themselves
    All it takes is one for someone to pay it forward even if it’s something small
    It could mean the world to them and in the end make a new friend

    We forget that people lost their close friends and family
    We forget the loneliness that we felt while being in lockdown
    We forget the fights over toilet paper and water
    How quickly we turned on one another in and around this town

    Remember when we were there for our friend, family and neighbor
    How nice it felt to be able to uplift them and see them smile
    You didn’t know what they went through or going through
    How nice it felt to be genuine just because without being hostile

    Let’s get back to being there just to be there whole heartedly
    Let’s get back to having empathy and compassion
    It starts with you and being able to pay it forward
    Oh what joy it would be to witness that beautiful interaction

    iambrizei

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    • Aww you are so right. The world needs kindness, and it doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in someone’s life. The smallest gesture – a smile, a compliment, a hug – can make someone feel less alone and change the way they feel about life and themselves. Thank you for sharing your heart with us, and thank you for being part of The Unsealed. <3 Lauren

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  • iambrizei shared a letter in the Group logo of To my younger selfTo my younger self group 1 year, 6 months ago

    To Little Me

    This letter is to my younger self in hopes that she remembers that these events were not done to you that they were placed for you. Placed for you in this lifetime because you are a badass and always come out with your smile as bright as the sun and your head held higher than the clouds. When you tell people of your story you deem it to be normal while others are floored with how it has been for you. You are you for a reason but most importantly never forget that your feelings are indeed valid, do not put others needs before you when you are tired and need to rest and recharge. Remember learning an enormous amount of compassion and empathy for others which is a rare superpower. Once you have recharged and nurtured yourself then you can go and help others. Never regret the help you’ve given others, remember that empowering feeling you get once you do; like you can do anything. Remember to keep going and never stop and when you look back don’t forget to smile because we did all that and then some. I love you I can’t wait to color and go rollerblading.

    iambrizei

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    • I love it, the events were placed for you in life. A great way of putting it. I’ve never heard it that way. And yes, I said it once in one of my poems, you were meant to be you, not him, not her, not me, only you! And you’re right, you should never, ever regret the help you do for others. It should give you the most wonderful feeling. And yes,…read more

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    • This is so sweet. As we grow up we often look back on the mistakes we’ve made. Not giving ourselves a break is often something we neglect. I’m glad you took the time to acknowledge your inner child and told her to rest every now and then. Thank you for sharing.

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  • iambrizei shared a letter in the Group logo of PoetryPoetry group 1 year, 6 months ago

    Karmic Lesson

    That section I call karma which is part of the circle of life
    Had I’d known that I definitely would’ve thought twice
    Walking away to not say things you don’t meant out of anger is best
    When you reap what you sow it’s the infinite test
    As a child learning the 10 commandments is just 1 that does it for me
    Honor thy mother and father and everything else happens as it should be

    iambrizei

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    • Hi, I thought your poem was beautiful and I truly enjoyed reading it. I thought your word choice was perfect and everything fit so well together. Most importantly I loved the message of your poem. It really made me think about how important our actions truly are and how almost everything we do will somehow impact another person. It also reminded…read more

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