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Josh Balerite Acol

INSPIRATION | SELF-LOVE

Here are the optimum reasons why you must do so

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Caring for yourself means handling oneself with the adequate amount of love, kindness, and respect as any human being is privileged to have.

When you adopt self-care, you allow yourself to be who you are with recognition, responsiveness, and compassion.

Though imperfect we are as a person, each of us deserves to be treated…


INSPIRATION | SELF-LOVE

Here are approaches to curb it before it completely dominates you

Do you know what’s lurking behind your anger?
Do you know what’s lurking behind your anger?
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Anger is a healthy human emotion that can be experienced by anyone.

It is just normal to be angry especially when you are in disheartening and infuriating situations.

However, it is in how the way it is expressed, that it can be destructive or constructive.

Most of the time, it is perceived as a…


INSPIRATION | SELF-LOVE

Here are ways to avoid it without feeling at fault

why is too much kindness not healthy but soon destroys yourself?
why is too much kindness not healthy but soon destroys yourself?
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Being kind to others is the greatest virtue and wealth you can have in this world.

Nevertheless, too much kindness can hurt you more than you’ll ever realize.

You may not know it, but you are slowly destroying yourself especially your identity as a person.

You see, there is nothing immoral with kindness, but when…


20-DAY POETRY CHALLENGE | EDITOR’S TRIBUTE

A poetic prompt — “pause”, for day 20

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Everything around me seemed out of control
My breathing — gulping, gasping for air
can’t stop from COUGHING incessantly though
almost giving in to falling unconsciously

as my eyes felt heavily drooping
I tried to keep them wide open —
Is this what happens when you seem
expiring, hardly breathing out?

Someone shouted, “Josh! Take a PAUSE,
just a few…


FEATURED STORIES

Simple links to my humble list of featured stories on poetry, health, personal development, and writing tips

Index of my Medium featured stories
Index of my Medium featured stories
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Introduction

Being a writer on Medium since September 2020 has been an excellent venture for me. I got to hone my writing skills gradually while juggling between a daytime job and being a penner at night time.

I do promise myself, to level up my writing prowess this year and for the days to come. I haven’t yet realized fully the value of being consistent in writing when I got to see and collect this brief list of mine. This is very inspiring.

More so, I just discovered here my love of writing poetry being a literary performing artist during my…


ACROSTIC POETRY | SELF

What’s in my name, my good-humored temper just for you

who am I?
who am I?
My latest picture: Image by the Author — with my uncontrollable laughter

Joshing for joy with you
Out of the blue as I’m fond of
Spilling, squeezing — STRINGS OF SMILES,
High-spirited laughter, here, there, everywhere

Being dreamy still, aspiring to be the best
AUTHOR I can be —favor please, be with me
Loving each minute hence, in
Every edge and ends of Medium, wherefore
Revealed my real virtual fam, thus far,
Illumination, invoking inspiration
Tremendous thankfulness to ‘Doc Chief DMY
Entire each and every one of you, as well

Accommodating me is more than enough
Certainly, I commit, I’ll be with you,
Otherwise online or offline, humbly yours —
Lingering, light-hearted, loveful, LITTERATEUR


POETRY | INSPIRATION

Day 3 poetry prompt

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It’s bizarre this feeling
I should have
hated you more
for breaking my heart
for crushing me into
a thousand pieces
I thought
I won’t be able
to get back again

Yet here I am
I know I have moved on
I should have been ever
be mad at you
for not respecting me
the way I deserved
for not taking
care of me
the way you promised me
before wholeheartedly

So what for now
what I must say to you?
thank you
for breaking
my heart,
thank you for busting
my trust,
thank you for
wrecking my world

If…


POETRY | INSPIRATION

Day 2 poetry prompt

poetry with a fervent touch
poetry with a fervent touch
Image by Miriams-Fotos from Pixabay

My poetry stems
from the depths
of my core
yearning to rouse
each one’s
slumbering soul

My poetry hungers
to whisper
warm musings
cascading as
lifeblood for a
drizzly creature

Wherever I will be
my poetry longs
to paint splashy
unfeigned verses
to let you sense
the fervent me

Poetry is the distinct, unique voice of every poet like you and me. It doesn’t matter what it is all about, as long as you can pour out what you truly want to convey to your readers.

The length also doesn’t matter much but the impact it brings that will forever…


POETRY | SELF-IMPROVEMENT

Day 1 poetry prompt

Image by Marisa04 from Pixabay

Think, think and think
makes me sink, sink and sink
Thinking more than I could
gives me more work than I would

Think, think and think
keeps my mind peppered
with useless thoughts
doesn’t take me out of the road

Think, think and think
makes me ruin more
not only myself but
even my relationships

Think, think and think
you’ll never ever get it done
I insist! stick it out! overthink!
otherwise, just stink or shrink!


POETRY | SELF

Take me with you so I can see the world

where are you going my purely white fluffy clouds?
where are you going my purely white fluffy clouds?
Image by BrinWeins of Pixabay

It is a very hot summer day
what a fun day to go out
stroll, roll, growl — I want some more
hop, skip, flop — come let’s do the bop!

Look up in the sky so clear and blue
haven’t you noticed not a sole cloud in sight?
where have all the clouds gone?
perhaps I could be where you hang on?

Come on take a glimpse there’s one bunch
of clouds so fluffy, purely white
O take me along with you now
I do want to see the world around

Since I cannot see each of all my…

Josh Balerite Acol

Artist | Poet | Writer | Soulful Encourager | Frontliner | Proud sole Mom of 4 gifted kiddos | Lover of anything that inspires! joshbaleriteacol@gmail.com

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