it is what it is.

Because it is.

That’s why.

This is the life you were given.

It has meaning simply because it exists.

Don’t run from it.

Face it.

Face the ugly parts,

the beautiful parts,

and especially the parts

that are beautiful and ugly at the same time.

Don’t try to reason with it.

Life does what it wants.

It won’t ask for your opinion,

and worrying won’t alter its course.

Life chooses us.

Our own choice lies in response, not in circumstance.

There is comfort in realizing you don’t have to orchestrate it all.

Given time, most things take care of themselves.

When we feel we have been denied something,

we miss what we have been given.


the wound, not the victimhood;

the emotions, not the drama;

the pain, not the resistance to it.

Your coordinates in time and space are merely a starting point.

More important than what you make of it

is how you allow it to move you;

what you allow to bridge the gap

between form and possibility.

2 thoughts on “it is what it is.”

  1. “It is what it is. Because it is, that’s why.” Love this! Profound simplicity. This is the essence of truth. We can fight it. Wrestle it to the ground. But at the end of the day… IT IS WHAT IT IS.

    So much here. Thank you Jenna. Your poetry illuminates.

    ACCEPTANCE is the ultimate healing. And your poetry helps take us there.

    ☀️💛🌟📒 ✍️

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    1. Thank you for your reflection Andrea, exactly…I’ve been thinking about “fighting spirit” and being a “warrior” lately…but it’s true that no matter what you fight or how much you fight it, your ultimate task is to accept it for what it is. Thank you for reading 🌟

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