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Thank you for celebrating this amazing journey with me…

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2019 Te’ Werner

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FREEDOM WARRIOR

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I have never been to war to fight for freedom.
But I have crossed onto foreign soil
to take a stand.

I have never walked in your shoes
or experienced what you have.
But I have walked in mine.

I have not seen for my own eyes
the devastation of what you have.
But I have seen pictures that attempt to capture history.

I can tell you this…

You are brave.
You have walked or been carried.
You may feel so much grief that it grips
you unexpectedly 
in moment of great distress.

You may do your best to try and not see
the images playing reruns in your mind
yet they still may only appear more vivid
in the darkness of night.

You are alive. Breathing.

They taught you.
To be strong.
To keep your emotions in check.
Now only to be encouraged to share and feel all that seems so hard to reach.

Why am I alive?
Why not me instead of him or her?
Would I be better off dead then here right now feeling half alive?

Seeing helplessness in the mirror.
Reflected back in another eyes.

Can you know freedom that you have fought for us to celebrate?

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How could She begin to possibly understand
or write about something that may bring hope or offer insight… when the furthest She has ever been away from home by HerSelf was 700 miles?

She does know of heart ache and loss.

Of loosing people close to Her due to accidents and sickness. Old age.
Of fighting personal battles in life with courage.

She has seen the devastation of cancer.
The ravages of a disease eating away at Her papa’s once handsome face.

She has Her own hidden emotional scars of feeling inadequate and afraid.
Feeling deep empathy for others that at times She cannot separate from HerSelf.

Yet She sits here in the bright morning sunlight.
Trusting.

The song of birds outside Her window.

How does this bring hope? Offer insight?
Through wielding of Her pencil as it etches its way across the page.

Why is She sitting here alone?
With a thought so distant from what She woke up with.

To write with such conviction
on a topic she feels strangely drawn to…

Grief.

The long held sorrow that carries itself within you for a love, a life you will never fully know again.

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Yet I write. As if I know first hand the battle scars you carry buried deep inside your soul. Darkening your spirit of trust. I applaud your bravery…

To take another breathe.
To take another step however painful.
To take another chance.

On living.
On yourself.
On life.

Thank you for your courageous bravery.

High Five to you Freedom Warrior!

©Te’ Werner
Revised excerpt from Trusting Warrior

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Te’ walking along the Klickitat Trail, WA

 

COURAGE

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“It takes a great deal of courage” She said…

to rise up
to face your own self
to see your life as it is

to accept that you can forgive yourself
to embrace your own rising with joy
to acknowledge the triumph of this journey.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
Excerpted from Rise & Shine

©2017 Photo
Te’ hiking Boulder Creek Canyon, CO

Trust Your Knowing

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“Trust the unfolding of your journey. Focus on what is within you…your knowing.”

What do you know
to be true
for you?

Who are you?

courageous
loving
kind
strong
committed
creative…

You are all of those things and so much more. Simply by being You.

“You above all know.”

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner

©2017 Photo Te’
Summer Hike with Her Angel Bailey; Horse Heaven Hills, WA

 

 

 

 

Her Journey

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At first She had wanted to tell the story of her life…but first She had to listen to Her soul speak.

All along this writing journey, She walked along the river’s edge.  Coming to realize that most of our lessons are learned ‘after’ we have experienced them.

When you reflect upon your journey…

you will see.
You will begin to understand the path you are on.

Trust that you are right where you are suppose to be…in this glorious moment of being alive as you listen to your soul speak.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2017 Te’ Werner
excerpted from RISE & SHINE

©2017 Photo
Te’ Along the river’s edge; Columbia River, WA

BLESSING

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Glorious morning walk along the river’s edge…blessing each step and the journey that leads us to where we are going.

Thank you for sharing this writing journey of High Five to Triumph!

©2016 Te’ Werner

©2016 Photo
Te’ autumn morning walk…along the river’s edge

GRATITUDE

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We all have our own course to take…I send you every blessing for your journey.

In this moment may gratitude surround you.

Filling your soul with assurance that everything is being provided for you.
Both physically, spiritually and energetically…

as you create magic in your life with your art.

High Five to Your Triumph!

©2016 Te’ Werner
Excerpt from RISE & SHINE

©2016 Photo
Te’ along the river’s edge; Columbia River, WA