Feeling blessed

There have been many times

When I have felt nothing

But lost and alone

Even in times when

Many have surrounded me

I never understood the feeling

Or why I had such

Pain in my heart

But I have been lacking

Such a sense of belonging

Looking for something

That I will only find in myself


But now, I know

That I am truly blessed

Answers to my questions

Were always within me

Even at the moments

When I have been so weak

But a bright and beautiful

Future lay ahead of me

The horizon is looking

Hopeful and clear

The dark clouds of

Anger and regrets that

For so long have

Hung above my head

Are now nowhere to be seen

Instead, all I visualise is a

Much happier version of me


Sadness, had embraced me

So close and warm

Loneliness, was its company

So soft and forlorn

I made myself believe

That what I gave so willingly

Without a moments thought

Would somehow

Want to come back

But I was wrong, so very wrong

Only because I believed

That what I ‘wanted’

Was the same as my ‘need’

But now, I know that

I am truly blessed

For I want or need of nothing

That has a price

Or for anything in fact

That demands a sacrifice


I have no constraints

No shackles binding me

Unbeknown to my sadness

My cage was opened

And I am indeed free

With every breath, I take a step

To finding out

Who and what

I was really meant to be

My wings have healed

My resolve is strong

And my angel’s in heaven

Are there to encourage

And inspire me to carry on

For now, I know

That I am truly blessed

Because, I have my free spirit, and

My inner strength


Sharon Carter-Wray

(30th December 2017)






The one that got away

Where do I begin?

I almost let him back in

He caused a spark

To the broken heart

He had once left behind

He won’t forget me

He can’t regret me

If only

He could still get me

The courage he lacks

Only forces him back

Away from the

Comfort I bring

He wants me back

But with no strings attached

As though I had

Bound him before

He is afraid of me

But he fears his own need

Much, much more


Sharon Carter-Wray

(20th February 2018)


Secret journeys

I have found once more

The inner child of my soul

That I had believed was lost

So many moons ago

I look upon my mirror

And see the reflections

Of my youth

Surrounded by the halo

Of her free spirit

Where did she really go?

Did she ever leave at all?

Was I really so different then?

Was she?

The halo, I still grasp within

Though faded might be the glow

That like my dreams

I will never let go

Still I travel

Upon the complex network

Of life itself

Willing me to reach for more

Just like the woman/child

That I still hold inside


And now

Sits the woman

That she became

Still many miles away

Upon her secret journeys

Drifting from one

Destiny to another

Still hoping to find the right one

Holding on to her dreams

As if they were made of glass

No tenderness too great

To save them slipping

From her grasp


And what of the dreams

She so blindly carries?

Do they still bear the same values

As before?

Or did they like her

Also grow?


Sharon Carter-Wray


(26th November 1992)


Cherish the moments

That we share

Always remember that I care

I’ll soothe away your teardrops

And paint you a smile

I’ll hush your worries

With a lullaby


I’m going to be there

When you need to cry

I’m going to be there

When you feel you want to die


I’ll help you build your castle

And cry when your dreams fade

I’ll never go back

On the promise I made

I’ll heal your hurt feelings

And brush away your fears

I will always hold you dear


I’m going to be there

When you need to cry

I’m going to be there

When you feel you want to die


When you need a new dream

I’ll sail you away

When you want to find heaven

I’ll take you there

Believe in the power of my love

As I believe in you

And I’ll give you a rainbow

When you feel only blue


I’m going to be there

When you need to cry

I’ll always be there

When you feel you want to die

Sharon carter-Wray

(15th October 1991)



Thank you

Dear readers,

Today I thought I would take a moment to say thank you, to all of you who have visited  ‘My kind of beautiful’, and have read and/or left likes or comments.

I want to you know, that I really appreciate you taking the time to read my words, which are a very fundamental part of my being.  Your interest and support has been fantastic, it has been very encouraging and makes me feel braver every day.

I would welcome any feedback about my work or the site in general, because it all helps to keep me moving in the right direction, as I grow and develop this site.  So please feel free to share your thoughts with me.

So thank you all so much, you have no idea just how truly blessed I feel!

Sharon Carter-Wray


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