Nothing Grows in the Dark


Nothing Grows in the Dark
by Vicki L. Flaherty

Listen to the inner voice.
Let its wisdom

penetrate your being.

Open to the light
so hungry
to wash over you

and fill the dark spaces.
See the truth
buried under the rubble
of hollow stories
built on the foundation
of fear.
Let yourself blossom
in the gentle acceptance
of who you are
just as you are
whole, beautiful, amazing
so worthy
of the warmth and love
that waits for you.
and move
toward the vibrantly alive
life that is yours.


About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

4 responses »

  1. David, Karen and Yvonne, so glad you found it beautiful. It was a beautiful experience writing it…the way it just came to me, flowed through me, and felt so ‘right’ to put to paper.

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