When we were kids

we lived
in small town

on the hills,
and the purest air

our lives were set
to sunsets on old
school watches

second hands
worn from work

with peach pies
for shy neighbours

life was
sweet when
we were simple

but so it goes
how simple
is complicated

and filth
can climb

© Nicole Lyons 2017

Love yourself. – Alfa

Gorgeous life lessons and advice from Alfa


You’re going to question yourself.

Beat yourself up with self-doubt, remorse, regret.

After you stop blaming them, you’ll start blaming ‘you’.

The interrogation turns inward. You’ll place your heart on the witness stand and you’ll be lethal with your technique.

When someone walks away, we always turn the mirror around. We examine ourselves.

We pick ourselves apart… piece by piece, and we are unforgiving in our punishment.

If you didn’t love yourself before, or at least ‘like’ yourself a little… you’re going to shatter.

We’ve all been there. Immersed in pain. The breath-catching kind that renders you emotionally bereft.


It’s times like this that you have to hold on to your self-worth.

Or at least try to. It’s hidden down a long slippery slope.

Hold tight to a measure of self-love. Grasp it with all you have left.

Wrap yourself in the arms of your outstretched soul.

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I’m not young anymore. – Alfa

“It hurts growing wings”

Life lessons from an extraordinary woman.

Source: I’m not young anymore.