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Heart On My Sleeve {poem}

With my heart on my sleeve

And a tear in my eye,

I cross the finish line

And just start to cry.

I overflow with emotion—

Joy, sadness, and grief—

But most potent of all,

I am filled with relief.

For my doubt has been shattered,

And my fear’s been dissolved

By persistence and courage

In spite of the falls.

My faith has been tested

And tattered and torn.

And amidst the struggles

Inspiration’s been born.

My heart was ripped open—

Exposed, spilled, and raw—

And at times it was painful

To rehash through it all.

And if no one even reads it

That would be just fine.

‘Cause I had more layers to heal

I didn’t see at the time.

So I wrote My Cosmic Hammer

As a divine reminder

To follow my inner compass

And—to myself—be kinder.


About the Author:​

Kristin Pierce loves chai lattes, inspirational quotes, writing in coffee shops, and questioning beliefs. She is an award-winning author and a self-awareness educator whose mission is to empower others to deconstruct the limiting beliefs that are keeping them small and stuck in order to rise to their potential, come alive, and impact the world. Kristin is the Founder of Inner Compass Academy and Inner Compass Books. She is a MindScape Instructor, Advanced BodyTalk Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, & Children's Book Author. Her memoir, My Cosmic Hammer, is now available.

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