Pick Pick Pick My chewed nails pinch the ugly parts of my skin as my uneven eyes stare at the breasts that fall a little too far; at the belly that is too round to be beautiful, imprinted upon by a hard pregnancy. “We held a perfect child, a child that was fed from your body.” Quiet, I’m ignoring you. My short fingers pick pick pick. They pinch the grooves in my hips until they turn red in admonition of my poor treatment of them. “We carried your baby” they remind me. I don’t care. I keep pinching. I gather the fat at the inside of thighs that greet each other closer to the knees than I would like. I wish I could squeeze it off. Cut it away. “We’ve brought you through thousands of miles. Remember when we learned to walk?” If they could smile at me, they would. But I frown at them instead. Pick pick pick. Can’t you just look better? I glare at my whole figure, all red from pinching. My body breaks. “Don’t be a fool. We weren’t made for looks. We were made to carry you and your children and your brilliance. We were made for being for doing, for action. And you, with all of us, are unblemished in the paramount portion of being.” -A. Noëlle . . . . . #bodyimage #pregnancy #selfesteem #selflove #flaws #love #life #poetry #body #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #author #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writer #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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If you can’t cut away the bad, good can’t grow in its place. Yes, pruning hurts, but if flowers can manage, so can you. - A. Noëlle . I’m reposting this one because there is a HORRENDOUS typo in the first.. . . . . . #flowers #garden #grow #growth #better #bebetter #love #family #poetry #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #author #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writer #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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I roll over and expose my soft belly with my vulnerable guts. I try to tell you everything about my transgressions and glories. The horror and picture paintings of a life so meaningful to me. Will it be meaningful to you? Here, here’s my belly. See it? With my sins twisted up in there, cushioned by my redemptions and better qualities. I can’t quite pare them apart because I did this already once and he struck. There was so much blood. But I held my guts and glory together and they healed, but they got all jumbled and healed as one. Sorry, you have to take the bad with the good. So here. Look. Can you see them? Can you love them? -A. Noëlle . . . . . #trust #hurt #sin #pain #goodandbad #love #truth #life #poetry #wordporn #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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I am SO excited for this collaboration, which has been in the works for almost a month now. After seeing @sophie_b_art ‘s work, I KNEW I had to collaborate with her. Please go check out her page, full of really fun, beautiful art. . The Wind whispers through Willow’s boughs, “Tremble, tremble, loose your leaves below.” And tremble she does elegant and bold, and she blankets to earth with green and gold. -A. Noëlle . . . . #trees #wind #motherearth #watercolor #art #mothernature #nature #beauty #fall #collaboration #poetry #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #thepoempress
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4 days ago
Once upon a time Not too long ago A woman had a baby And she loved her baby so. She held her tiny bundle And rocked him with great care She kissed his little forehead And twirled his tuft of hair. She whispered to him sweetly "You are my perfect gift. Someday you'll be too big to hold. But in my arms, you'll always fit. I cannot take your future sorrow And bear it as my own But, if you let me, I will help And you won't carry it alone. I'll be here for you, no matter what All times of night and day. I'll kiss your scrapes and wipe your tears And chase bad dreams away. When days are tough and your heart is hurt Don't forget that I am here I will always be your mommy Whether you are far or near. We may not always get along. Sometimes we'll fight and bicker But my love for you will not go out, It will not so much as flicker. One day you'll be a big strong man Perhaps you'll care for me. But remember that in my heart My baby you'll always be. Now, you're softly sleeping oh so sweet and sound And I'll never forget this moment When my one true love was found. The day will come when you won't need me To hold you oh so tight. But just you know that in my heart, You will always fit just right.” -A. Noëlle I wrote this about 5 years ago for my then one year old baby. What a joy it is to be his mommy. . . . . #love #family #baby #mommy #motherhood #iloveyou #love #truelove #son #mother #mybaby #parenting #lovepoem #childrensbooks #poetry #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #madewords #thepoempress
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4 days ago
You poured me into your glass, with its cut crystal sophistication. I was ripe, cherry red. Full bodied and complex, promised to satisfy the tongue. You swirled me and watched me rise and fall. You sniffed me, and shrugged with small interest. And, finally, you tasted me. I touched the inside of your mouth, filled it completely. And I relished every moment between your lips. And then you spit me out and moved on to the next. -A. Noëlle . . . . #heartbreak #love #lust #wine #taste #break #story #poetry #wordporn #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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4 days ago
I see other women and they’re beautiful. Shapely and slim, with bowstring lips and curved hips. Things that I want. And I tell myself: “She’s not as smart as me. I’m so smart, so educated. And who else can make a crowd laugh like I do? Not her, that I know. I’m sure she can’t sing to keep up with the birds, while I have a lovely lark in my notes. I’m so strong, I’m so good, I’m so fun and free. She can keep her beauty because that is all that she has.” What ugly thoughts. Shameful thoughts. And to all the women who are belittled out of petty jealousy, I’m sorry. I will do better, we will do better. -A. Noëlle . . . . . #jealous #feminism #support #bekind #envy #cruel #life #peace #poetry #wordporn #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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5 days ago
My knees were raw and bleeding, bent and begging for your help. You scolded me for getting blood on your floor, so I stood up. I was shocked to find myself strong and steady without you. And then I remembered... I was on the floor because you kicked my feet out from under me. -A. Noëlle . . . . . #help #strong #abuse #fight #cantkeepmedown #life #happy #poetry #wordporn #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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7 days ago
👭👭👭👭 Repost @anoellecs 👭👭👭👭 🔥🔥🔥🔥 ・ ・ ・ More than one person in each room is allowed to be beautiful. Beauty is not a finite resource. -A. Noëlle . . . . . . . . 🌱💙🤸🏽‍♀️👽🤸🏽‍♀️🌱 BRING THE LIGHT ⚡️☄️🔥 I vow to allow the universe to use me to move magic into all light workers so we can continue to spread #loveandlight #selflove #reflect #beauty #jealous #loveeachother #beautiful #love #poetry #wordporn #poetrycommunity #anoelleoriginal #anoelle #originalwriting #poetsofinstagram #instapoems #writingcommunity #writersnetwork #poetsofig #writersofinstagram #ilovewords #ilovepoetry #omypoetry #illogicalpoemworld #bymepoetry #runawaywriters #herheartpoetry #madewords #wordwithqueens #thepoempress
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7 days ago
Just stumbled onto this gem ♥️ @anoellecs #poetry #anoelle #literature #worthy #utterlysuperb
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