Thank You and Be Free, My Insecurities

I packed my bag of insecurities
and sent it floating down the river

I watched it hit the rocks
and get caught up in the swirling current
clinging; begging to stay
for just one more day
one more week
a few more years

I gently called to the baggage
“let go, move with the current
find open water
and be free”

My insecurities
have served their purpose
keeping me cocooned
in a place of quiet and fear

Until the day
I began to practice
setting boundaries
and showing my strength to others
instead of silently resisting
the fear of being alone

Then came the day
when I trusted; I knew
that I could take
those insecurities
those fears of saying, “no”
and send them down the river

I started with a few silent
notes on the current
until I grew stronger

Today with feet firmly
rooted on the ground
I packed those insecurities and thanked them
for all the ways they protected me
and brought them to the river

With an open heart, I watched as my baggage
let go of that last craggy branch
and floated gently on the current
to the open sea

I may run into that baggage again
as I move with the current of life

We’ll have a chat
and then just as old friends do
who live on different and distant shores
we’ll bid each other farewell
until we meet again

©Alexis Rose, Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      

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34 thoughts on “Thank You and Be Free, My Insecurities

  1. Reblogged this on Coming Out Crooked and commented:
    Love this. Honestly, this is one of the most beautiful and profound and deeply meaningful posts – to me personally – that I’ve read in a long time. Not to mention perfectly timed. Thank you lovely one. ❤🙏😊

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  2. This is one of the most beautiful and profound and deeply meaningful posts – to me personally – that I’ve read in a long time. Thank you lovely one. ❤🙏😊

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Oooo this literally gave me shivers, I could imagine doing this and I love it. Pack up the insecurities and negativity and worries and fears, celebrate how much stronger you are and no longer need them, and send the baggage on its way. A good point that you may meet them again, but you know you don’t need their company for any longer than a quick chat. Beautifully written, Alexis!
    Caz xx

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