Healing Humanity | Spoken Word Poem by Natalie Patterson



Natalie Patterson performs her poem “Healing Humanity”.

Written and Performed by : Natalie Patterson (www.Natalieispoetry.com)
Filmed and edited by : Jacob Menache

Full Poem:
Life is complex
You should know that upfront.
There will be tears and hurt and joy and pain
So much love and magic and heartbreak.
Did I mention Life is kinda weird

It is the cacophony of people and things
Ideas and promises we meant to keep

Think of it like a symphony
We each are members of this perfect sound
But independent the song just ain’t the same
Like drake without the corny dancing
Ok thats a terrible example
But you know what i mean

We are a symphony
Having a part to play and should we give it our all
We get to bask in the goosebumps
Get to settle into the magic
And speaking of magic
This is the best part
But it is tricky tho
Because magic is this illusion right
This crazy blend of intoxicating allure and hard work
Sometimes you will feel like a prop
Feel like an unfinished trick
But should we execute masterfully
You get to understand the bigger picture
You get the stand center stage while the world claps
And that feels fantastic even if the whole world isn’t actually clapping, let me tell you

Picture yourself in the face of your next heartbreak
But equipped with the knowledge that it all works out
Would you still feel as devastated?

Looking back, I wish I would have known how good my life was going to get
How each hurt prepared me for the next best version of myself
I might have seen rejection as God’s protection and let that fool go with greater ease

Your perspective is your saving grace
Press your spirit against your faith
And promise yourself that something more is coming
This is how you heal.

Do not sulk
Do not give up
Do not invest your energy in people who do not value you
Your duty is to place yourself in the best case scenario but not on some creepy capitalist crabs in a barrel tip
But by proving that you are worthy of magnificence
ESPECIALLY when your faith is wavering

And I mean faith like
Only visualizing positive outcomes
Like praying to your god prayers of thanks even when nothing is working because you Know something will
Faith like not losing hope for recovery
Like staying the course

And when we all do this work
This hard to describe work of not letting our past define the outcome of our future
WE HEAL
And if we heal individually, so do we collectively
And on the other side of pain, we find love
We find joy in the laughter of children
We find balance because we did the work
And it ain’t easy my friend
Healing is not easy
But it can be the best thing you ever do
For yourself and humanity.

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36 thoughts on “Healing Humanity | Spoken Word Poem by Natalie Patterson

  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I've been watching Natalie for nearly a year now and I love her so much… I know 10 Things Every Female Should Know by heart. We are so blessed to have a kind and wise being like her in our lives. Thank you Natalie xxx

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Thank you, Natalie! Trying to heal 😌 Love your poem 💕

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    "Do not invest your energy in people who do not value you."

    Spoken in this context, in this beautiful poem, it makes sense.

    I wish I could have learned this years ago.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    "Do not sulk. Do not give up. Do not invest your energy in people who do not value you. Your duty is to place yourself in the best case scenario but not on some creepy capitalist crabs in a barrel tip, but by proving that you are worthy of magnificence, especially when your faith is wavering." Love, love, love this!

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Natalie Patterson I have said this several times before. you inspire me to be better. and to keep performing my own work. much love and positive vibes your way.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I remember when I first came across her videos. they are all so beautiful and they inspire me so much!

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I moved away from my hometown and was crying tonight because I felt so alone, but this poem turned my night around. <3 Thank you.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I need this beautifully intelligent woman to come be my friend! This was amazing, and I might have shed a tear or two….MIGHT HAVE

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    You are so amazing! You are exactly what I need to hear, so glad I found you

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    "Your perspective is your saving grace
    Press your spirit against your faith
    And promise yourself that something more is coming
    This is how you heal."

    Thank you. This is very inspiring! I really needed this.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Your words are so uplifting and powerful! I love your videos, you are truly inspiring ❤️

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    Something about Natalie makes me actually want to listen. I usually turn this stuff away because the speaker never seems interested. Natalie has the passion to look into a camera and change the world. She's awesome 😎😘😍❤️💛💚💙💜💗

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    "I didn't know how good my life was going to get how each hurt prepared me for the next best version of myself".I must of listened to this a thousand times the words are spoken straight to my heart. Thankyou Natalie you are so beautiful <3

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:17 pm
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    I needed this. Your words move me more than I can describe. I always try to help everyone else around me to heal through the hard stuff and have forgotten about me and my pain. It's time to put in some work and heal me too! Beautiful poetry, you are a very talented woman x

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