The Nurture~Zone, ‘The Inner Roar was tamed’, A poem by Gabrielle O’Hara

There are many ways to express yourself! You can shout out loud, you can sing, dance, or you can quietly write down your thoughts, save them for better days or burn them as a letting-go ritual. I find writing really therapeutic.

It helps me let go of stored up negative energy and enhances the other practices that I have, of releasing what does not serve me.

But most importantly it allows the inner creative part out. Even if it's to show gratitude, joy happiness, or fun, it all mounts up to being calm peaceful, and at ease.

Try it, it's a wonderful exercise in courage. A positive challenge that builds on your self-esteem and confidence. That’s has to be good!

If you have any poems you would like to share then please reach out Like Gabrielle did with this gem.


I met Gabrielle four years ago. We were QTT students together. We shared lots of humour during our course.





The tiger stood in our path.

He spoke of freedom and wanting to go home

His work was done here he said.

For the first time ever I was able to speak with him,

and listen to what he had to say.

I heard serenity in his voice.

I heard wisdom from his soul.

He had family he wanted to dedicate his time to.

He said it was time for me to let him go.

He spoke of a strengthen within me.

He spoke of the appropriateness of the roar

and the seldom time it might be needed.

He spoke of the freedom of trust,

and knowing it with those closest to me.

He imparted to me the importance of knowing my worth,

knowing that even though I may feel hurt, I can be free and I can deal with that hurt without the roar.

The tiger stood gentle and elegant on our path.

He gave me the gifts of pride, strength, protection, wisdom, trust, inner knowing

and above all the compassion of unconditional love.

He walked back into his jungle of hope and I freely let him go.

We both are now free to be and live a life of hope surrounded by our own gifts

knowing that our roar is gentle and at peace. 💝

Gabrielle O’Hara 15/06/2020 ©






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