Hey! I’m slowly getting back into poetry. David Snape was kind enough to post one of my latest poems! Here’s the link. https://davidsnape.me/2017/05/10/keep-your-light-shining-by-brittany-brice/ And please check out his radio show and his social media. Thanks!
Your Heart is a Precious Treasure
Don’t invite just anyone into your heart.
Your heart is a precious treasure
that deserves more than to be cherished.
Be cautious of who you invite inside,
be sure they don’t cause your heart
more misery than joy.
Give away the keys to your heart sparingly
for there are too many in this world who
want the opportunity to use it for their
But to those with selfless desires
will keep that key forever in their hearts
for they know this key is priceless
and the pain of abusing it will be worse
for you than them
and once lost may never be regained.
They’ll care for it with love for you
and be forever grateful of your incomparable gift.
Don’t ever think you’re not capable
or let people say you are.
Don’t ever give up.
Don’t ever step down.
Handle your business and
Make your dreams come true!
Someday my dreams will come true
but I won’t wait until then to be happy.
Life is good now, I’m not suffering
there’s nothing to complain about
yes, I can make improvements
but there’s no reason to be miserable.
For years I said, “I’ll be happy when…”
But “when” came and I still wasn’t happy.
Better late than never, I learned that
happiness is a choice, and I made that
choice the day I found out and what a
difference it made.
I’m smiling and laughing more than ever,
looking on the positive sides of everything, (Yes, I see more than one!)
telling stress and anxiety “No!”
and not worrying way less than I used to.
I no longer so hard on myself
and accepted that being imperfect
is perfectly fine.
Sometimes you have to make “Someday” today.
I used to cling to terrible memories,
ones that bring me despair and
ones that make me cringe to this day.
But the Lord renewed my mind, for that
I am grateful for now I cling
to the memories that I don’t want to forget.
The nice words people have said to me
that uplifted my spirit in more ways than one,
the achievements I’ve made when I didn’t see any way
they would happen,
the beautiful friendships I’ve made,
the experiences that made me stronger and wiser.
These are the memories I love
and will never, ever let go of.
These are the ones that keep my joy flowing
and reassure me there are more amazing
memories to come.