My thanks go to fellow blogger Ali Grimshaw and her writing circle, for creating the space for community and inspiration to write poetry.

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The coats that we wear
Hand me downs from family
Let them fall apart

The coats that we wear
Keep us safe, in tight control
Let us shed them all

The coats that we wear
Hide our authenticity
Break free. Go naked.

~ Val Boyko 

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life ๐Ÿ’›

25 comments on “Haiku – the coats that we wear

  1. We wear so many coats. Nicely done, Val.

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  2. ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ Beautiful

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  3. Val,
    I love your poem.
    Thank you for joining the writing circle. It is an honor to hold space for your voice to appear on the page.

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  4. So many different coats we don, so often covering up what’s raw and naked within. Your poem is great!

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    • Thanks Kathy! Itโ€™s always worthwhile checking with ourselves and where we are now. Some old coats keep us warm and feeling safe. Others take us away from who we truly are.
      P.s. keep your warm coats to get through this season โค๏ธ


  5. I like the analogy. Some coats are only good for certain seasons. It’s good to know when to remove them.

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  6. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›

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  7. Amen to our naked natural state of being Val! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿงก

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  8. Yes!! Let go of those coats. Beautiful!

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  9. I take it you’re not a fan of coats ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Love this, Val, it is simply beautifully put together and holding so many truths. And, amen to your last line “Break free. Go naked.” Live the life and live in the world as we should ~

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  11. Wow, this is wonderful Val. ๐Ÿ™‚

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