20 Jan 2015

It's OK

Today I thought I would share a post a little different from the usual, which is something that has been playing on my mind recently.  Whilst blogs quite often are spaces for escapism, sometimes it is good to share real human experiences and thoughts, as this is what sets blogs written by individuals apart from corporations and companies.

The media tells us so often that we need to change, be it our attitudes, bodies and clothes, that when you feel differently to what is seemingly the norm, you question whether it is OK to think or feel that way.  It is nice to know that you aren't on your own.

It's OK

It's OK to worry about life and death,
To fear time ticking away.
It's OK to dream big, as big as you'd like,
Or to plan your path down to the day.

It's OK not to know who you want to be,
No matter how old you grow.
It's OK to be different, not one of the crowd,
All the same is boring you know.

It's OK to have an opinion,

A set of beliefs and a voice.
It's OK to do what you want with your body,
It is and always will be your choice.

It's OK to smile for completely no reason,

To get joy from the smallest of things.
It's OK to still ache from all your past hurts,
To cry when so much of it stings.

It's OK for you to make mistakes,
Learning from them is what shapes you.
It's OK to ask someone for their help,
You don't always have to make do.

It's OK to wonder, 'Am I alone?',

Although someone else will feel the same.
It's OK to feel like you're really quite lost,
You're only human and you're not to blame.

Whilst I am no poet, I felt very strongly about writing this, especially from the perspective of a confused, mid-twenties woman, who suffers from existential crises more often that she'd like to admit, but that's OK.

'It's OK' first appeared on The Peppermint Pencil.


  1. So beautiful, and so spot on too. <3 xx

  2. Agreed, this is brilliant! x

  3. Beautifully written- I think there's something here for everyone and it matches how I've been feeling lately- thanks for sharing!


    1. Thank you! Really happy that you liked it x

  4. Love this. Am imagining it as some sort of small 'companion' book with beautiful illustrations!

    1. Oooh, now there's an idea. Glad you enjoyed it x

  5. Love this so much! Not only is it beautifully written, it's also so so true and very inspiring :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  6. Such a wonderful poem! thank you for sharing it :)
    Made me feel a lot better about life somehow, not that i was upset, but this was really uplifting!

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses

    1. Aw that's so sweet. That was what I hoped people would take from it, so it means a lot that you felt that way in response. Thank you x

  7. Such a lovely poem :) I especially love the second stanza!

    Cats In Crop Tops

  8. This was stunning, thank-you for sharing x

  9. This is beautiful and very true for how I feel lately after recently battling cancer at a young age. I absolutely love this, Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you, that really means an awful lot. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. x


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