POEMS: “I Am Not What Happened To Me”(Title quote: Carl Jung) Poem by Trina Graves


“I Am Not What Happened To Me”


Title Quote: Carl Jung

We all like to hear the stories
Of those whose start in life
Is full of negative experiences
Neglect, death, worry and strife
Of course, that’s not the part we love
Compassion for them fills our heart
It’s how they have risen to achieve
In their life, with such a bad start

Why is it that some with no home
Or parents to support them with love
Grow up escalating their negative world
Life for them is all push and shove
But others with just the same life
Will seek to develop a family
Becoming a parent they shine so bright
Radiating so much love, we all can see

Disease and death can come at any time
We have no defence to make it stop
For those who lose a baby or child
Devastation will make their heart drop
Why do some never surmount their loss
Maybe taking to addictions to fill the gap
Others, though never letting go of the love
Will see growth and experience unwrap

With the focus in the news on negative
There are always crimes to be found
So much violence is displayed
Our Spirit sinks to the ground
Some victims focus on the hurt
Revenge filling them with hate
Others learn compassionate wisdom
Helping others becomes their fate

The stories that many like to hear
Are of people with no change to spare
But rise to triumph through it all
Pointing the way, experience they share
J. K. Rowling is a well-known example
Of the fairytale of rags to riches
By doing the thing she loved
Writing stories of wizards and witches

Some learn to navigate the darkness
Guided by the Light of someone they love
Others find faith in their religion
Being linked to their Source up above
Friends, mentors, guides near and far
Can help so called ‘victims’ reach out
Knowing they are not ever alone
Helps bring positive change about

I believe what makes a difference
Is the attitude these people take
Some limit themselves by focusing
On what made their hearts break
Others will use their experiences
To know that’s not who they are
It’s just a situation of life
To grow from, their aim is far

Everyone of us has to face problems
Maybe not at the start, but in time we see
A myriad of ways things arise
It’s part of life, we have to be
Knowing that things will change
No matter what comes our way
Everything in life can be learned from
And nothing will permanently stay

Think of difficult times as growth
Seeds planted in your life all around
You will get through it some day
And flowers of wisdom will be found
Instead of ’Why is this happening to me?’
Think of ’What is this trying to teach?’
Be positive as much as possible
And a happier life you’ll soon reach

‘I Am Not What Happened To Me
I Am What I Choose To Become’
For no matter the trial and test
You are truly the only one
To change what you think and believe
Even little steps each and every day
Will change your life for the better
It’s down to what you think, do and say

Trina Graves – 24th July 2018

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(Posted with permission from the author)

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Trina Graves says:

    Thank you for sharing Amira. ❤
    By the way, after a long conversation with my mum concerning 'the story' about this poem, I have added a little in the main part and some more under the photos.
    Love, Light & Blessings


  2. Beautiful post with powerful images!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much Andrea! I am so glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope to see you again 🙂 Amira

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  3. LindaP says:

    This month is the anniversary of my youngest son who died when he was 7. I know for me the only way I made it through was God’s love and strength and a spiritual revelation from Him ! So this poem really touches my heart! Love and thanks Trina for this remarkable poem!!! Love to My sweet Amira!, Linda

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    1. I’m sorry dear Linda, I did not know that it was this month his anniversary. Thank goodness that you found refuge spiritually, receiving God’s comforting love. I would also love to know your experience with the revelation you received, if you ever feel like sharing it…(we can do it via email, and share the email with Trina if you wish). I can only imagine how you must feel and even though you will always miss him, I hope that you have found peace and comfort knowing that his soul never died. Sending you all my love and a specially big, big hug,
      Amira ❤ ❤ ❤

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  4. Trina Graves says:

    Oh, Linda, my heart reaches for you in a loving embrace. I have always thought that to have a baby or child return to home would be the greatest sadness to ever face in life. That you made it through with God’s love and strength is so good to hear and I hope maybe one day I might get to hear about your Spiritual Revelation.

    That this poem ‘touches your heart’ means to me more than words can say. Please, if you have not read my ‘About This Poem’ for this one on my blog, please do! because I was not going to share this one! And for the reason of people like you who have had to go through the toughest experiences that I have no knowledge of. But a most amazing story of synchronicity followed after writing it that I knew I had to share. I prayed that I was doing the right thing and that it would be uplifting to even just one person who has gone through what I never have. It seems that person was you! ❤

    The rate of overflowing love, light and coincidences occurring since I 'met' with Amira – and then you – have been a true blessing from God. In fact, just before noticing your comment I was doing my write up for the poem I will be adding today: 'God Talks To Everyone' and was writing about this very thing!

    God Bless you and the rest of your family at this time.
    My thoughts, love, light and prayers are with you. ❤

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