Posted in Empowerment, Encouragement, Life, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Thoughts

You Got This!

Your toughest days either make you strong or prove you already were.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Empowerment, Life, Poetry, Positivity, Prompt, Tanka, Uncategorized

Tanka

Image credit; Jayson Hinrichsen @ Unsplash

feeling abandoned

lost scared alone and wasted

never satisfied,

eyes opened to life’s despair

claims her power to reform


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Empowerment, Life, Positivity, Uncategorized

Happy International Women’s Day!

The #IWD2021 theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Let us all commit to challenge inequality, call out bias, question stereotypes, and help forge an inclusive world. You don’t have to be a woman to share this commitment. You simply need to support the cause.


Today I celebrate women everywhere, recognizing their strength and power to push through life with their head held high, regardless the circumstances.

Happy National Women’s Day!

All the women in me are tired – Nayyirah Waheed Mother Daughter Sister Wife Lover Friend Fighter Supporter Confidant Counselor Therapist Caretaker …

Happy International Women’s Day!

©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Décima, Empowerment, Family, Life, Love, Poetry, Prompt, Relationships, Uncategorized

Her Courage Matters (Décima)

Family doomed right from the start

Plain and simple, Dad likes to roam

Pain he causes pervades the home

And Mom contains her broken heart

Safety denied, she plays it smart

Tried to escape his angry scorn

Long before a third child was born

But now the coast and skies are clear

With turbo speed, they flee in fear

Reaching the runway plane next morn


Not every woman’s story can be told, so for this day in Women’s History Month I’m recognizing those whose plight remains unknown but their strength and courage is empowering.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half

Posted in Confidence, Empowerment, Inspiration, Life, Positive Affirmation, Prompt, Uncategorized

I Am Woman

What better way to start off the month of March, recognized as Women’s History Month, than with my favorite lyrics from the Helen Reddy song that birthed the phrase “I am woman, hear me roar!”

You can bend but never break me
‘Cause it only serves to make me
More determined to achieve my final goal
And I come back even stronger
Not a novice any longer
‘Cause you’ve deepened the conviction in my soul
.


©️2021 CSNelson, Don’t Forget the Half