Life Poems 1


A New World

I don’t know where I am. I’m lost and yet there is guidance. Confused as I am, I’m learning quickly. This body is amazing, fascinating even. Who knew hands could do so much?! Did you know that if you reach for something, all of a sudden you hold it?! Its tough to master, but its amazingly satisfying!

Today I touched my mother’s face. Her smile was so wide it could have consumed us both. How is it that such a simple gesture can make my world so large.

I did it again with the hope of seeing her joy once more and this time a bellow came from within myself, for a moment it frightened me… but a joy within me rose above it. Laughter overcame me and I clutched her hair, her smiling face embracing me.

I felt such freedom as the air tickled my skin and we laughed.





Author: Finding True North

Nichole Donje is a interdisciplinary artist, activist and leader. A philosopher and self-exploration addict, Nichole is currently working on two books of art and poetry FINDING TRUE NORTH and LIFE POEMS. She is a visual artist and photographer. Nichole founded and ran the highly regarded New York City based independent theatre company TAPT/The Artist’s Playground Theatre, from 2006-2016. Serving as TAPT’s Artistic Director, Nichole worked diligently to support new and forgotten works that help shape the way we view the world around us. A recognized leader, Nichole served three terms as Vice President of the Board of Directors for The Players and currently served on the Executive Committee. The Players is the oldest theatrical club in the country founded by such luminaries as Edwin Booth and Mark Twain "for the promotion of social intercourse between the representative members of the dramatic profession and the kindred professions of literature, painting, sculpture and music, and the patrons of the arts". A key influencer of the Players current revitalization she has become an advocate for the art and livelihood of a social club. The Players not only honors yesterday’s and today’s luminaries of the performing arts, but also brings back the forgotten art of face to face relationships. Nichole is a member of SAG-AFTRA, LPTW/League of Professional Theatre Women, LeanInNYC, and The Players.

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