Keep your head up, your spirits high.
Keep learning new ways to fly.
Choose your friends with care,
Lest you stumble and not have them there.
Don’t be swayed by the ways of the others you see.
Their opinions won’t matter, eventually.
Look for new adventures, don’t limit your world.
You, too, can move mountains, though you’re just a girl.
Keep an eye on your faith, a close guard on your heart,
For you don’t want the cynics to tear them apart.
Stay true to your soul and you’ll never look back.
Keep praying to God, you’ll survive all attacks.
Believe in the power of prayer and hope.
And when you get down, you’ll find ways to cope.
Keep a smile on your face and your dream in your heart.
Believe in yourself and reach for the stars.
Hello. My name is Kaylene. I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD as a result of child abuse. I have written a memoir called When the Mirror Shatters, which is available on Amazon.com. I was also interviewed on the Life’s Valleys and Mountaintops podcast (episode titled “From Diagnosis to Dreaming Again”). I write poetry and songs that I hope will inspire you on your healing journey.