This is Me- a poem

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Photo by George Vordos


These are my scars.

I stand tall above the mound and reach for the stars.

Every step I take lights up with fire

There are no boundaries to my desire

Make no mistake I’m a lethal woman

My poison can be deadly and your remedy.

And try as you might you can’t absorb my energy


This is my body.

Every curve tells a story

Every inhale and exhale swells like a waterfall

I move to a rhythm that you can’t even hear

So do you want to go higher?

Pay close attention as I will only mention this once.

I can have my cake and eat it too

I can choose to keep a piece for you.


These are my eyes.

They speak the truth despite your lies.

I went to the ends of the earth and STILL brought back flowers

You doubted my faith and you scorned my powers,

I washed my tired body after the fight and stood silently by the light

Because darkness is no match for me

I walk and the earth trembles

You turn your gaze because you are too weak to see

This fire that is within me


This is my heart.

It’s stronger than its pain

It swells with love

And the love I feel can not be squandered

Even though my mind has wandered

To moments of silence and remorse

It’s all par for the course


The pulse you hear cannot be silenced

It will embrace your hate

It will envelop your fear

It will transform you.

If you let it.


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Eleana Kouneli

A former dancer, current yoga teacher, writer, curious traveler and wild soul. My fuel and desire is to learn from others and spread healing and joy as I go. Follow my adventures and see where they lead you! All the stories are true, all the poems are real and all the writing is mine. Enjoy

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