Thursday Thoughts: I can’t, I don’t, I won’t (A Mara Prose Poem)…

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I could heal you, but I won’t
I could fight for you, but I don’t
I could make you love me, but I can’t
Mostly because it’s unnecessary work, so save your rants

Your insecurities are not my responsibility
Your emotional baggage will not be my testimony
I don’t have time to force you to trust
It is just plain and simply a must

We’ve all been through ups and downs
It’s all about how you turn it around
Stop being afraid to open your heart
Just find someone that sets themselves apart

I hear that you don’t want to be hurt
But it’s not really something you can avert
Stop punishing the world for the jerks
Just be cautious and find the one that works

I can’t fix you if you are broken
I don’t need to mend you if you are torn
If you need a savior, I won’t be the one
It is not my job to fix you, I will simply say I’m done

See me when you are whole
Hit me up when you are bold
Let me know when you are ready
And then maybe I can promise something steady
Until then I can’t, I don’t and I won’t

~ Mara Prose

#TuesdayThoughts: We are only human…

I’m sure you expect me to be thinking about the debate but I refuse to give it energy today.

I’m thinking about a conversation with a friend.   She’s trying to do the right thing in life but she’s lost because she doesn’t quite know what is ‘right’ for her.   She’s having trouble deciphering what is God’s plan for her life but mostly she’s having trouble forgiving herself for past mistakes.

We are only human..

First of all, what is ‘right’ for you is relative.  In my mind, there really is no right or wrong way of doing things.  Yes, you should always strive for kindness, compassion, empathy and common decency but I’m talking about outside of that.  I’m taking about the unrealistic expectations we place on ourself daily.  What is their origin?

We are only human…

I’ve made so many mistakes, it’s mind boggling.  My impulse has put me in hot water more than once.  I haven’t always been the greatest wife, friend or mother but during those times I didn’t readily admit I was screwing up my relationships either.

We are only human…

I guess it comes down to accountability.  We need to assess our lives not obsess.   Our movements should be towards striking a balance and operating in moderation.  I think what is important above all else is forgiving yourself for being human.

We are only human…

There is no playbook for life. A lot of us go through life searching for guidance externally when knowing your path is an internal process.

So Today’s Message is: Forgive yourself, your only human!

~ Mara Prose

#ThursdayThoughts: Face Your Fears!

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In the past year, I have faced and overcome so many fears that formerly caused me so much anxiety.  Everyday, we are faced with more turmoil, more challenges, more discord and by far the worst of it all, Donald Trump.  It is not going to get any easier nor is it going to get better anytime soon, so face your fears!

If I can do it, you can do it too.  Don’t allow anyone, anything or any situation to keep you in fear from progression.  I step out on faith everyday and so should you.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are all meant to shine, as children do.  We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.  And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Today’s Message Is Simple: FACE YOUR FEARS AND OVERCOME!

~ Mara Prose

Tuesday Thoughts: When the bough breaks…


I recently read in an article that the older you get, the less friends you will have.  In the past few days, two long term friendships have ended and there is no remorse.

Each one of those relationships had evolved into something unrecognizable.   Where there was once love, respect and mutual appreciation, it was replaced with distance, hostility and loss of support.  I have my suspicions of what really brought this on – jealousy, envy, personal problems – but I’m not going to give it any energy.

Today’s thoughts are about not feeling guilty when relationships have run their course.  I still have a hard time listening to that inner voice that tells me to let certain people go.   Just because someone calls you their best friend, doesn’t mean they are yours.

When a friendship appears to have run its course, let it go.  People evolve all the time and time waits for no one.  Arguments will happen, friendships will end but don’t you let it make you feel guilty.

My point is, value yourself.  Embrace your evolution and that it will not include some people.  And to the now ex-friend who told me I don’t know how to be a friend; no sweetheart, I just couldn’t meet your demands for the type of friendship you required.  And you know what, that’s ok because life goes on and there are some amazing people in my life and I meet new people everyday.

Tuesday Thought: Love yourself. Forgive your faults.  And don’t hesitate to clean your friendship house when you need to.

~ Mara Floyd

Friday Frankness: Just slap passive aggressive people

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I am not feeling well and in a very bad mood so I apologize but don’t apologize really since this is Friday Frankness.

I am dealing with the stupidest, most passive aggressive person in the world.  If this is how you are, then you are a coward.  All the subtle jabs, subliminal messages and unnecessary drama is exhausting.  If like me and you are dealing with someone like this, the best reaction to them is no reaction.  That’s all they want is to get a rise out of you.

Man up!  If you have something to say, say it.  If you need to confront someone, do it.  If you are frustrated, well vent.  Just be an adult about it all.  Stop hiding behind nonsense and just say what you mean and mean what you say.

Today’s Message: STOP THE MADNESS

Mara Prose Monday! False Assumptions

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It still amazes me how so many people are interested in my marriage.  What happened, why the separation, and then the rumors that start from the little information I provide.

False assumptions are so rampant and frankly I find them annoying.  We look at pictures, read articles that are slanted for entertainment and pass judgment on people we barely know.  In regards to my marriage, it is a personal matter between me and my husband.  Whatever happens is God’s will and He is the only one I truly confide in.  You can probably ascertain some of the feelings I go through from my previous poetry but then again, maybe not.

I believe that more people need to keep their business to themselves and work things out without an audience such as Facebook or Twitter.  Not to be harsh, but there is no one in this world close enough to me that needs to know all my private business.

Even most of my friends and family are not privy to all my inner thoughts. The point of this post is there is nothing wrong with being private.  You are under no obligation to explain your actions to others.  Don’t let people guilt trip you into spilling all the beans when you are going through some hard times.

This is not to say that you should never have confidantes.  Please do not misunderstood me.  If you have people you trust, by all means enjoy the blessing of having that special someone(s) that you can talk about anything with.  I am simply saying be careful.  Right now, I am enjoying being my own best friend and drowning out all the noise of others.  Some mean well but I take what they say with a grain of salt.  It is impossible to speak on things when you have not experienced it first hand.

There is a lot of people who will smile in your face, sympathize and then talk about you behind your back.  I have a lot of those in my life which is why they are relegated to simply associates.

Today’s message is simply CHOOSE WISELY!

~ Mara Prose