Commandments

Beware of people that will attempt to cast shadows of doubt on your soul
They will try to push you into their shadow, out of fear that you may outshine them
But in times of darkness, remember that you are the sun
Do not allow egos to diminish your light
Just as you should not be afraid
to outgrow those who are no longer on your level
In life, people will attempt to blame you for their shortcomings
Know that their anger will be misguided
Do not carry their burdens on your shoulders
Allow them to fail on their own
Remain humble when accepting praise
Only if you’ve earned it
In the same token, admit to your failures
and be the bigger person when you’re wrong
Under no circumstance,
should you ever compromise who you are
More importantly,
never allow yourself to become smaller
in order to inflate another person’s fragile ego
Pity is beneath you
Do not be afraid to be better, or the best
Insecurity in ones self leads to self destruction
Do not allow people to use you as a stepping stone, or a foot rest on their way to the top
Learn to face difficult tasks with your head held high
It won’t be easy…
When you become tired,
look back at all that you’ve accomplished
Remember what it took…
Remember how it felt…
In that moment, push yourself to keep going

– Chelsea Ciará

Good Days

Today your only job is to get out of bed
Move your feet down the edge of your mattress
Take your left and right foot and slide them into your slippers
Pick up your towel, turn on the hot water
Make sure to use soap
Cleanse the demons off your back and your shoulders
Then rinse the worry off your face
Step out, dry off
Use deodorant
Use lotion
Make sure to take your time
Nourish each pore
Your skin is glowing
Use your toothbrush to scrub away yesterday
Rinse and spit
Comb your hair
Be gentle with your hands while they try to untangle each knot
Go into your bedroom and look for your favorite underwear
Put on your socks
Then your pants
Then your shirt
Today is a good day

Real Man

You called him soft
You tore him down
You didn’t appreciate

He wasn’t rich, but he managed
He offered to share a meal at McDonald’s with you
You insulted him, called him cheap
He didn’t mention that was his last 5 dollars until payday
He just knew you were hungry
He wanted to feed you
He was everything he could be in his circumstance
But you weren’t patient

You see,
Real men don’t come with dollar signs
Real men come with emotions
And passion, and romance
So stimulating it makes your mind orgasm
It makes your heart flat line
Then shocks you back into living
Real men finish last, if it means winning
The RIGHT person
Real men still exist

– Chelsea Ciará

Can You Stand The Rain

Rain

It rained all day today and as I lay in bed I couldn’t help but wish I was laying with you
The sound against my window reminds me of how your heart ticks
It’s a rhythm that cracks like lightning and shakes the room
And it’s the kind of heartbeat that’s powerful enough to illuminate the sky

I remember laying my head on your chest and falling asleep to the rhythm
It was a feeling so comforting I wished it would never end
But this love could never be
Because you can’t stand the rain

You don’t see the romance in how each raindrop dances as it falls from the clouds
You don’t feel how the wind caresses your skin after a rain shower
And you don’t wait around long enough to watch the flowers bloom or the trees grow

I wanted to make love to you on the rooftop and feel the rain pour over our skin
But you said only holy water can wash sins
Then right after, you offered to pray for me

I was willing to drown in our love
But you were afraid of getting wet
So our love dried up as the rain passed
And after that, nothing was the same anymore.

-Chelsea Ciará

1,440

Let me remind you that a good morning text does not do you justice

There are 1,440 minutes in a day

Which gives me…

1,440 chances to tell you just how much you mean to me

I want to be the kind of woman, that gives you more than just words

I respect you enough to know you deserve actions

And that you retired empty promises to your last relationship

So it would be unkind of me to disappoint you again

I say I’m worthy…

But you don’t believe in things you can’t see

So here I am, ready to build

It’s Day One…

Action One, out of  1,440

Multiply that by every day that we shall live

And only then will you know…

Just how much you mean to me.

 

– Chelsea Ciará

Self Love

I realized I needed to forgive myself

For not loving me enough when I was with you

I was too busy trying not to be selfish

So I waited around for you to fix your broken pieces

And hoped you’d learn how to love me

I found out the hard way

That a heart can’t be held together with

Gorilla glue and duct tape

And that these cracks only open wider

The longer we pretend

So today I learned the importance of

 Self Love 

And I vowed to never allow myself to settle again

Because everyday I pretended you loved me

Was another day I spent hating myself

 

  • Chelsea Ciará