Cornered into choices, Decisions not your own. Fighting through the memories, Reacting to the bone. Sleeplessness, feeling out of control. Fighting for your place. Knowing your strength, Your willingness, The promises you make. Who controls the script? The observations placed on you? A strength is there, but overthrown, By those holding power over you. Fight… Continue reading Cornered
Pick up your pen and write with me Of powers misunderstood. The willingness inside of you To focus on the good. Fly away, sweet chickadee Away from dark despair. Your beauty lies inside of you Not for sale or fair. Robust your mind Through space and time, No label you shall bare. Unique and true… Continue reading Fly Away
Follow me to the shore, where the waters edge shows hurt the door. Where stars twinkle in the pale moonlight, and sandy dunes shadow the rocky sight. Follow me and show me your heart, love eternal is not just a thought. Breezes skitter creating seaweed squalls. Tiny turtles break free of the sand walls.… Continue reading Follow Me
There is a still in the forest. So many sounds to be heard. The croaking of frogs in the distance, Crickets singing their nightly dirge. Water sliding across hidden rocks. Leaves fluttering in the breeze. Your fingers glide across guitar strings, Creating a sound to be absorbed by this sacred ground. A hidden treasure… Continue reading Making Memories
The PSA played on screen front and center. Teen dating abuse is real, it doesn’t get better. Laughter arose from the corner, and then from the back. What is so funny? What skill can you possibly lack. The girl on the screen cried over sexting gone wrong. The girls in the audience laughed loud and… Continue reading Is it Funny?
All week I have struggled with a feeling of loss. I have no answers to calm my heart’s pause. I’m flashing back to old feelings again. Not knowing what brings them; hoping they will end. Hurricane Matthew knocks on our door. Will he dismantle this life that’s been so secure? Will my home as… Continue reading Stormy Pass
Where am I right now? How far have I come? I struggle with pain too well know, And yet can’t understand where it’s from. Today, I’ve come so far, My life is not where it once was. But tears grace my cheeks, while strife fills my heart. Something is needed for there to be peace.
It’s beautiful to sit in silent comfort, With so much sadness in my past. It’s peaceful to know that I am healing, With a love that’s sure to last.
Today I feel strong, Although yesterday I was weak. Each day I shine brighter, Finding myself more at peace. The struggles come on, Unexpected and strong. And then I smile, As love propels me along. I ride out the storms, With supportive people by my side. Then I bask in the sun, That the darkness… Continue reading Day by Day
It’s amazing how old feelings resurface Lack of control Feeling cornered and trapped Heart-wrenching knots in my stomach They are in the past But so ingrained He is gone Yet the scars remain I’m stronger now Yet, I find myself weak I am free now But I sometimes feel chained Why does the healing come… Continue reading Falling Forward