As I Ponder


“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
Gautama Buddha



A smile so timid, an anomaly she is –

Yet still her heart laments.


A cry only the wind understands.


But slowly creeping without.



“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”

Toni Morrison, Beloved



The caterpillar awoke a butterfly.

A slow and steady becoming,

‘The grip’ they urged her to get.

Within she escaped;




“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
Gerald G. Jampolsky, Love Is Letting Go of Fear



A bittersweet adieu;

The final stage she’s come to.

A ceasefire of the heart –

Gold in it’s purest form.






from this day forward I choose my own happiness over it all.

gleam & glow child, gleam & glow.

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[ All images by Kiso Metsi (Kiso Metsi Photography) ]


Stay beautiful, stay blessed

-Amanda Klaas xx

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