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Poetry & Art

Hidden In Shame

I’ve hidden in shame for years
and I wonder
have you too?
So much time wasted
chasing something
that wasn’t real.
So much time wasted
hiding myself.
Sought-after perfection
kept me in the dark
but for once in my life
I see the light.
We’re not meant
to be perfect.
We’re not meant
to judge.
We’re only meant
to be our best self.
So I no longer hide
all the pieces
that make me real.
This is me
I’m not perfect
but I wasn’t meant to be.

 

Author: Melissa fino
Email: [email protected]
Author Bio: Melissa L. Fino is a defiant high school dropout who went on to receive her master’s in social work from the University of Southern California. Melissa applies her life experience with unexpected challenges and numerous insecurities to empower women to let go of the negative in their lives and embrace the positive. Currently, she is the CEO of LoveYourLife Community, a worthiness coach for women, writer, blogger and speaker. Melissa resides in San Diego, but frequents the East Coast to return to her childhood hometown and Portugal, to spend quality time with her mother.
Link to social media or website: http://www.loveyourlifecommunity.com

 

 

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by Melissa Fino

Melissa L. Fino is a defiant high school dropout who went on to receive her master’s of social work from the University of Southern California. Currently, she is the CEO of LoveYourLIfe Community, a worthiness coach for women, writer, blogger and speaker. Melissa applies her life experience with unexpected challenges and numerous insecurities to empower women to let go of the negative in their lives and embrace the positive. Melissa resides in sunny San Diego, California.


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