A Short Poem of Encouragement

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(Jane — where she is)



If This Is Where I Am

By Jane Tawel

July 9, 2020



If this is where I am, today

Then I need not choose where to go.

If I am here,

 then I am who

I can be best,

and I can know

That even though I have some fear,

This place I am is enough-true,

To get me through

And help me grow,

Into the self that I should be,

Just for right now,

Just I, myself, and Thee.


When our living moments meet us at the day’s designs, then we are created anew into what we have always been most able to be.   Enjoy Living Who and Where you are today,  ~~ Jane


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Jane Tawel

Still not old enough to know better. I root around and explore ideas in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, Judeo-Christian Worldview, family, relationships, and art. Often torn between encouragement & self-directed chastisement, I may sputter, but I still keep trying to move forward.

17 thoughts on “A Short Poem of Encouragement”

    1. mbrazdieldm — Thank you so very much. My knee-jerk reaction is to always be ashamed or scared of my “fierceness” or passion. I appreciate your own fierce passion in your poems so much that your comment has really made me feel acceptance and care. Thank you so much for taking the time and care — Jane


    1. Mitty — thank you so much for reading and your very kind comment. Yes, it was at this particular and interesting time in history and my own life, a strange sort of journey, writing this encouragement poem. There is a huge part of, perhaps all of us, but of me that is feeling daily fearful, bereft, sad, depressed and helpless — and at the same time, as never before, there is time for reflection and hope in the dark, joy in the journey, and love of the moment and acceptance of just what we have and who we are. Strange times, horrific times and downright wonderful amazing times — the paradox of living whole-ly human. Shalom! Jane


        1. mitty — thank you so much for the kind comment. Yes, I love your own explorations in your blog of the “beingness of you” — even when they aren’t “you”, and your ability to be in the moment and realness of the person you are writing poems about. You have a vast knowledge of the human heart, I can tell, and I appreciate so much your comment here. Have a lovely day, Jane

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