Things I Would Say ~ Author Brenda-Lee Ranta


I arrived into this world

in perfection;

as all babies arrive

Time taints perception

Time taints perfection

Deep longing to heal

my ruminations;

experiences created

Time taints perception

Time taints perfection


My sweet little self with your yellow hair and

periwinkle eyes; in all innocence of being in the

joy of existence, I speak in earnest, with the

wisdom of age


Daddy died. He did not abandon you; his

agreement with the universe was exist here,

long enough to create you. He has loved you

that much.


Children do not invite sexual acts upon them.

You were never sullied, therefore little one,

do not spend your life scrubbing away the

acts of another.


Judgement is subjective. Do not dance on the

stage of public opinion to determine your worth

When you give your power away to another,

the result is fear.


If you choose another out of loneliness, you

shall never satisfy your desires. Only you have

the ability to heal what is broken within you; be

your first love.


Never measure your value or another’s value by

physical appearance. In the long-term, it is the

soul that will love you and your soul that loves.

The rest returns to the earth.


Every time your heart breaks, it leaves behind a

lesson. Get out of victim-hood, forgive others,

forgive yourself.

It is then that you will overcome

insecurity and derisiveness.


You are worthy of love with a great capacity to

love. Dry your eyes and smile, for one day you

will hold your children in your arms and discover

unconditional love.


Never fitting in with the fray is not a fault, it is

who you are. Solitude may become you, bringing

you solace. Let it be a time of contemplation and

creativity for your soul.


For every action there is a consequence. Be ready

to accept it, good or bad, it was your path to

follow. Make peace with yourself; accept who

you are fully.

One day you will stop living in the fear of being

hurt. You will set healthy boundaries, allowing

yourself to truly love and be truly loved; which is

your true purpose.


You were always loved little one; for you are one

with all that is and all that will be. This is but a

temporary journey to rid your soul of that which

never served you.


I pen this love letter

of conciliation;

Time eliminates perception

Time recreates perfection


© Brenda-Lee Ranta

Excerpt from the book “Imperfect Paths”

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Foreword . . .

How many people can say they have not walked on rough terrain to get to where they are today? Most of us have been bruised and beaten to find out who we really are within; to find joy in this life we have been given. We are flawed beings with imperfect paths, and those turbulent journeys can either make us or break us.

It is easy to blame our past wrongs, the people who have tarnished our trust, and the bad bets the world throws at us. But we still hold the power to make a choice to become better than the humans who hurt us; to be the voice of change by learning from the experiences which have attempted to break us. Along the many roads traveled, the decisions we make will determine who we are to become.

Take a moment to walk in another’s shoes. The poets here have opened their Pandora’s Box, not to release the personal demons that taunt or once to keep them confined, but to share how to sever the weights one is shackled to.

Donna J. Sanders, Author

This book was sponsored by the Starving Artist Fund by the publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.

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