Your presence like music


musical notes

Do you know someone who simply invites you to be who you are? Someone who is so real and open that their being who they are is simply a wonderful invitation for you to be who you are? This poem is about an inspiring coworker I had the honor to collaborate with years ago. She was a talented and inspiring poet that create the possibility for me, possibility of expressing myself through words, through poetry.

Like Music

By Vicki L. Flaherty

Gracefully dancing into my life

Something pulls me to you

Your presence like music

Your words like a song

You touch me

Your power like the beat of a drum

Your grace like notes hanging in the air

I feel you reaching me

A resounding instrument

Your notes lead me

And, I discover

Who I want to be

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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.

2 responses »

  1. What an awesome poem! I love the metaphors – it’s beautiful, Vicki, and reminds me yet again how amazing you are – I hope you realize you have “paid this gift forward” 1000 times?

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