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Poetry Sunday: Who Are You?



Who Are You?



The life of the soul is where I reside now;

I am energized,

I am in my truth,

I am joyful, grateful, trusting.



On this journey with doubt and certainty-

I am building a self,

It is my life story,

There is a vision of possibilities here,

Now love fills me.



I am expanding into my higher self;

Knowledge and experience liberate me.

I am ready to be lifted above the drama.

The rewards expand before me on my path ever mindful of this moment where….


This life of the soul is where I reside now.


©Donna Donabella 2017



This poem flowed during a meditation where I was exploring my inner self; answering the question, ‘who are you?’  The pictures here are of Tibetan Prayer Flags on my bookshelf.  These flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. The wedding picture is of my husband and me…we are celebrating our 20th anniversary on Oct. 11th.  I’ll be away from my computer for the next 2 weeks so I’ll see you upon my return on the 22nd.



I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


I leave you with a few additional words about who are you.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

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  1. October 1, 2017    

    Best of luck, Donna. Soar high and fly way from the challenges and drama of life. Nice to read you again.

    • October 1, 2017    

      Thanks so much totomai….I just recently have come back after needing some health time away for 11 months. I look forward to reading you again.

  2. October 1, 2017    

    What triumphant poem. Glad that you are having a great day my friend! Great write!

    • October 1, 2017    

      I am pleased you enjoyed the poem….wishing you a great day too!

  3. October 1, 2017    

    I relate to the idea of living the life of the soul now.

    • October 1, 2017    

      Oh how nice to hear that Colleen….enjoy your journey!

  4. October 1, 2017    

    This is what I love about growing older. Decade by decade, we begin to live ever more away from the drama, in a place of quiet peace. Happy 20th, Donna, to you and your husband. Have a good two weeks, see you on your return.

    • October 2, 2017    

      Thanks Sherry….I am still working on distancing myself from the drama as it is so much better to be in a place of quiet peace.

  5. Bjorn Rudberg Bjorn Rudberg
    October 1, 2017    

    To find the strength inside should be so easy… yet it takes a lifetime to master.

    • October 2, 2017    

      Indeed Bjorn it does take a lifetime and it is a great journey!

  6. October 1, 2017    

    Oh this is so beautiful, Donna ❤️ especially love; “On this journey with doubt and certainty- I am building a self, It is my life story, there is a vision of possibilities here, now love fills me”… May your life always be filled with love and positive vibes. ❤️

    • October 2, 2017    

      Thanks Sanaa….those positive vibes are most welcome in a world dominated with drama.

  7. Bev Bev
    October 1, 2017    

    There is a grace and wisdom that comes with age, beautifully described in your poem. Have a peaceful, happy two weeks!

  8. Rob Rob
    October 1, 2017    

    This was a good reminder to me to find myself and to make peace with it.

    • October 2, 2017    

      It has been a most rewarding journey Rob…I wish you peace as you embark on your journey.

  9. October 1, 2017    

    This poem will make for a great affirmation for our daily life!

    • October 2, 2017    

      Perhaps I need to make this one into a wall hanging to remind myself.

  10. October 1, 2017    

    Who am I? A work in progress.
    Love your positive take on the mystery.

    • October 2, 2017    

      I have been drawn into the negative part, and have learned much that now takes me to the positive side…thank you my friend.

  11. ZQ ZQ
    October 1, 2017    

    Nothing wrong with that 🙂

  12. Mary Mary
    October 1, 2017    

    I think you are on the right track, Donna. We all need to ask the question “Who am I?” at different times in our lives, I think. Self-reflection is a good thing.

    • October 2, 2017    

      I agree Mary and think it is the most important part of our journey, this self-reflection from time to time.

  13. October 1, 2017    

    These are such lovely thoughts you write here. Meditation does let us see our soul as we listen. Happy Anniversary!

    • October 2, 2017    

      Exactly Myrna and the key is being open to listen, isn’t it….thank you!

  14. October 1, 2017    

    Sing it, sister! Love the reverence, the strength, the tone that says wonder is on the way…

    • October 2, 2017    

      Magaly I love how you see deeper into the words….thank you!

  15. October 1, 2017    

    Lovely affirmations of life … illustrated beautifully … what an awesome piece of photographic artwork (then again, I have a ‘thing’ for bookshelves). Smiles. And Congrats on a milestone anniversary.!

    • October 2, 2017    

      I have a thing for bookshelves too Wendy and I am so pleased you liked the photographic art and poem..thank you.

  16. October 1, 2017    

    Happy Wedding Anniversary celebrations – may you always soar or be lifted above the dramas! Love this line 🙂
    Wren x

  17. October 1, 2017    

    I have done one of these inner meditation to find oneself. Your journey sounds rewarding and it is your life story, make it spectacular.

    • October 2, 2017    

      I will and thank you for your supportive comment!

  18. October 2, 2017    

    A great place to find oneself – in life and in marriage. 🙂

    • October 2, 2017    

      Much gratitude and thanks Rosemary!

  19. October 2, 2017    

    How important it is to be yourself and create a world of your very own. So as you say you are “lifted above the drama” that snares others.

    • October 2, 2017    

      Indeed Robin….we must be at peace with ourselves first.

  20. vandana vandana
    October 2, 2017    

    Ah! the true line on which we should always live.

    • October 2, 2017    

      Yes vandana and it has taken me a lifetime to get to this point.

  21. October 2, 2017    

    Your poems have a spiritual quality and are very reassuring to read.

    • October 2, 2017    

      Oh that does please me…thank you!

  22. October 2, 2017    

    You are definitely in a beautiful place. Thank you for dropping by my Sunday Standard this week

    much love…

  23. October 2, 2017    

    Monday WRites 125 is live
    I invite you to link in

    much love…

  24. Magical Mystical Teacher Magical Mystical Teacher
    October 2, 2017    

    Above the drama is an excellent place to be. Now, how do I get there?

    • October 2, 2017    

      I wish I had the magic answer for that as I am only fleetingly there….but my best advice is to connect more with your true self and find great solace there. I have found the more I stay connected with my soul and out of my ego mind, I can stay above the drama longer.

  25. October 2, 2017    

    I am ready to be lifted above the drama.

    – that’s a good place to be in Donna, above all the craziness!

  26. October 6, 2017    

    What a positive and uplifting poem!

  27. October 10, 2017    

    A beautiful triumph in your words.
    Happy Anniversary (for tomorrow.)
    Anna :o]

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