Will You Stand Next to Me When I’m Broken?

Will you stand next to me when I’m broken?
Or will you go somewhere else – to let me be alone
To let me be private
To let me grieve, to be shaken, to be less than perfect
So your vision of me isn’t marred
So you can remember the good times
Me healthy
Me laughing.

Or can you stand next to me when I’m broken
And remember me laughing
And see me in tears, voice shaking
Body broken
And still hold me
And still love me.

Do you wait till I’m better, to call
To reach out
I am so much easier to love, when in a good mood
Its easier to be around me, without the pain
So you wait, for better days
And that is ok to choose,
and its ok for me to choose
To spend my time with people who can still see
The beauty of my soul
Even when I’m broken.

That remember me laughing
Even when I’m crying… they don’t try to fix me
They just know, by showing love to me
when times are hard,
that I will see a reflection
in their eyes
of me laughing,
and I know they are the lighthouse for finding my way home.

— Mardi Storm, June 13, 2016


Mardi Storm is the developer of SoulCentric Breathwork and SoulCentric Painting. She was trained and certified by Clarity Breathwork, Diamond Light, and Lightbody. She is a graduate of International Academy of Consciousness, and is trained in Intuitive Process Painting, Reiki, Clairvoyance, Shamanic practices, and more. Through many pathways, what has distilled is the love of finding and nourishing the inner compass for creating one’s own unique pathway. She helps others access their deep inner truth, and encourages action into the flow of fulfillment and purpose. She has a lifelong devotion to spirit, and offers healing sessions and spiritual guidance over Skype/Zoom and in person in Sebastopol, CA.


By Mardi Storm

Healer, therapist, artist, supporting others professionally since 2002. Working in community settings and private practice, offering private and group work. My art has been published and is on public display.

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