She built a fortress around herself Very few were permitted inside Unless they agreed to patiently wait For her heartache and fears to subside. Aware that others deemed her as guarded, She hid her soul beneath ice and steel Knowing the ones that deserved her trust Would gave her time and space to heal.
Today was never promised, but here we are A miracle often overlooked by the mundane The gift of breathing with numbered breaths The luxury of repeating again and again the same. How easily we forget the wonder of sunrises When we believe we have a wealth of days to come How beautiful the road weContinue reading “Today”
Sometimes when I find myself floating Drifting aimlessly in rumination and fear You are the anchor that guides me home When I cannot find my landing place. Eventually I would have found a destination The way I always have, the way I always will But your presence is like a peaceful song Singing me toContinue reading “Anchor”
Love is written in chapters Each one beginning with “I met someone,” With “forever” doodled hopefully in the margins. Some chapters fill only a few pages Compared to others still left unfinished And while no two are exactly alike, They represent for us growth, change, awareness Teaching us what heals us and what harms usContinue reading “Love Is Written in Chapters”
No, we may not see far beyond the bend, But the unknown will dissipate as we walk Fog clearing slowly with each apprehensive step Uncertain, but not out of our depth. For isn’t it true that the best decisions Were made without the luxury of guarantees? And we are all just as close to aContinue reading “Beyond the Bend”
The first time the stars fell, I was horrified As if the Earth itself had shifted on its tilted axis Off kilter and haphazard with no end in sight Where life before trauma would never return And it did not. The second, third, tenth, twentieth time the stars fell, Fear retreated into numbness and normalcyContinue reading “When the Stars Fell”
Why is it such a challenge To offer ourselves the same kindness we give to others? Showing unwavering care for all human beings While simultaneously torturing ourselves With degrading words and punitive thoughts. Injustices by others we automatically turn inward Into unending attacks against our own character Willingly taking the blame while blameless The wayContinue reading “The Challenge of Worthiness”