Tight Shoulders

I am sitting here at my desk
Wondering why it takes so long
To let go of certain ways of being
A lifetime of acquired beliefs
Restrained thinking at its best
Is a hard thing to set free
Best time to eat, right way to live
When to say this, how to be a lady
I am conditioned to certain ways
The way I live, eat and pray
The way you live, eat and pray
Trying to do our best, we keep on
Working on bettering ourselves, we listen on
Trying to be healthy, we read on
Opinions, recipes, guidance, all so pretty
Still all so empty of truth
We are chained and do not know
We wake up every day with tight shoulders
And instead of breaking the cycle
We keep on as soldiers, pushing through
And asking for one more advice
Reading one more spiritual book
And starting one more diet
I am sitting here at my desk
Wondering why it takes so long
To free our minds, to cherish diversity
To play our parts with ease
Let’s relieve those tight shoulders
One belief at a time

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Maria Jacobs

Hi, I’m Maria – an authentic, down-to-earth realtor, wife to a sailor, mother to a creative daughter, two majestic cats, and an energetic Goldendoodle puppy. I am a tree lover, artist and wanna-be poet with a passion for garden gates, art, history and mindfulness. Growing my roots in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, helping others do the same, and loving every minute of it.

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