By Kathryn Jones POETIC JUSTICE

You Stripped Me Of Everything – But I Am Stripping You Of This

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BY KATHRYN JONES

You stripped me of everything:
my confidence, self-worth, and freedom.
You convinced me to hide
behind a security blanket of lies.
You convinced me my vulnerability was weakness.
You stripped down my very being to the core
physically,
but you made a fatal mistake.

You stripped down my very being to the core
mentally,
and it was then, in the rawest moment,
I saw beneath it all, a glimpse of what was truly inside
because the vulnerability you convinced me was weakness
is strength.

And I had the strength to see me
without you:
confident, worthy, and free.

So I will no longer hide what you convinced me was ugly,
what you convinced me the world shouldn’t see;
All of which you convinced me wasn’t worthy.

I am stripping you of your power.
I am stripping myself of you.

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Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones is a writer and a yogi living in Austin, Texas. Growing up as a gymnast, Kathryn learned how to use her physical being as a vessel to express her message. She tapped even further into those roots as she began regularly practicing yoga, noticing the movements of her practice often led to the idea and creation of written word. Kathryn’s writing is that of discovery and re-discovery, taking the time to listen and go inward to create work from a place of deep authenticity and truth. She hopes to encourage others to approach their truth with a willingness to be vulnerable, and that in doing so they will find strength. Fueled by coffee and kombucha, Kathryn can typically be found inverting on her yoga mat, riding her bike around the city, or being taken on a walk by her giant golden retriever. You can connect with Kathryn on Instagram.

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