Susan Kay Wyatt

My True Nature

By on March 21, 2011

Several years ago I attended a class to help me overcome my obstacles, face my fears and remember who I am.  We were asked to write a poem about ourselves that included all four elements of nature.  I am inspired to post this by a MommyPerks post of a poem about her by her son.  And maybe the never-ending rainstorm in Los Angeles got me thinking too.  When I reread this poem I wrote almost six years ago from my perspective now it makes me smile.  It represents who I want to be every day.  And more importantly, it represents how my husband and daughter see me no matter how I feel about myself.  They LOVE me unconditionally and can see past all of my imperfections and issues.  How grateful I am to be in a place where people who inspire me to be in the fullest expression of who I am surround me.  I am creative.  I am passionate!  I am inspired!  I am a force of nature.

I am
by Susan Kay Wyatt

I am Fire.
I light the way to truth
and warm it’s bitter, frigid sting
With a dazzling glow of loving humor.

I am water.
I softly flow and wash away fear and doubt
with mesmerizing song.
I sparkle and dance in the light of God’s love.

I am wind.
I blow away the dust of yesterday’s regret.
I billow in the sails of a thousand ships
destined for tomorrow.

I am earth.
I am grounded yet I kiss the sky
with mountains of possibility.
I grow and change with every season into beauty.

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  1. Carol Woodliff
    March 21, 2011

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    Beautiful indeed. SK you are a force of nature and beauty. Love the poem. I love the idea of seeing how you relate to those elements. I might just steal it and see what comes out for me. Love you! C

  2. Shara
    March 21, 2011

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    This is really, really great. No human is without flaws and for you to get to that, “I’m happy with who I am” stage is something to be proud of. Women, in general, often have such low self esteem. Why? Women are amazing! Strong, smart, creative and capable. They are mothers of future generations, leaders, friends and lovers. I’m glad to know that you love YOU now…and that you are surrounded by people who love you, also. Thanks for the lovely mention!

  3. SusanKay
    March 21, 2011

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    Oh what amazing women leave comments on my Blog! I hope my poem inspires all who read it to write their own Nature Element Poem. How are you like Fire, Water, Wind and Earth? Oh and the amazing women so far… Carol who is helping to heal our inner worlds with her new book “From Scared to Sacred”. And Shara… whose post @MommyPerks warmed my heart and inspired me to remember who I am this fine day. My life totally ROCKS!

  4. kimberley
    March 21, 2011

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    That picture of Eliz is amazing…. sweet moments…sweat words..

  5. Amy Dunham
    March 21, 2011

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    Wow — I don’t know you personally – but that was a great poem. I think as women we forget how strong and wonderful we are. We spend far too much time just beating ourselves up over what we consider flaws when others don’t see them that way at all. You go, girl!

  6. Holly
    March 22, 2011

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    Beautiful words … empowering :)

  7. Louann
    March 23, 2011

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    What a wiz with words you have always been! You truly are blessed with one of God’s little angels….so beautiful and tender but yet so strong :)

  8. angie
    March 23, 2011

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    Love how you used the elements to describe yourself!

  9. jane from unusual floral
    March 24, 2011

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    What a lovely poem. It’s always useful to stand back a bit and see yourself through the eyes of the people who love you. It restores your power. The poem is inspirational.

  10. Kerri
    July 21, 2011

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    My dear friend.. your inner beauty matches the exterior! It is not mistake our paths have crosssed again! Can’t wait to see you and your beautiful family! Love ya

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