Shrinking Me. {Poem} ~ Anita Brown

Via Anita Brown
on Jul 14, 2013
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You’d have me small, puny even
As if you’d been Photoshopped in for me
Thinking this enlarges you.

Removing me from the picture,
My confidence somehow
Threatens your ability
To know your true magnitude.

But there’s no use comparing,
My shrinking does not serve the uni-verse.
My expansion will continue regardless
Of your minimizing
I’ve plugged in.

You now must seek out the biggest version of you
Stripping away the belief
That little you, is all that you are.
The aperture is set.
The light floods in a flash.

The vastness of your power lies within,
Within the silent and dark corners
Of your soul.
Only there will you unfurl;
Only there
Can you connect
To the One
Responsible for developing your own greatness.


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Asst. Ed: Meagan Edmondson/Ed: Brianna Bemel


About Anita Brown

Anita Brown is a content mother of two teenagers and wife of 20 years, both of which she is grateful for every day. She began writing poetry in the fall of 2012 after a mini-breakdown cracked open her heart and allowed this newly found gift to shine through. Many months later, she is realizing the truth in the saying that ‘breakdown equals spiritual awakening’ as she is pleasantly shocked at how much more peace she has in her spirit and how that is reflected in her life. Anita loves yoga, dancing, traveling, cooking, walking her golden Sierra and quiet evenings at home. She especially enjoys teaching meditation to under-served communities and listening to others as they express the same joy at the transformation occurring from such simple but regular practice.


2 Responses to “Shrinking Me. {Poem} ~ Anita Brown”

  1. Maiga says:

    Lovely & well expressed!

  2. anita brown says:

    Thank you Maiga!!