Stillness

For a moment, we pause From the clamor of our tired minds Unburdening the weight of heartache To take a long, deep breath of relief As we listen to the soft, still voice Of understanding and peace. What do you know with certainty When all of the exterior noises fade? What do you know withinContinue reading “Stillness”

Seasonal Synchronicities

A poem inspired by a dark, cold, cloudy day and attempting to find the silver lining with two not-so-happy teenagers. All while decorating for the holidays. It must have been Polar Opposites Day and I just didn’t realize. 😀 When we lose our HOPE, let us remind one another That there is warmth and loveContinue reading “Seasonal Synchronicities”

Alleviation

I have carried pain like invisible stones Sometimes aware of its existence Often experienced as a referred aching A heaviness felt on a soul level The weight of a thousand injustices An accumulation of my perceived failures Crumbled dreams piled up like debris Harbored still because I have never learned How to release a painContinue reading “Alleviation”

Light Will Find Us Again

When the cold begins to settle into our hearts We must cling to those days of brightness and joy When our shoulders felt lighter, our vision focused Remembering moments of transcendent beauty Like small pockets of relief along a strenuous climb. When there is no certainty of what will be, We look for anchors toContinue reading “Light Will Find Us Again”

Therapy

“I am completely lost, please tell me where to go.” Deep down, dear soul, I think you already know. “This pain is unbearable, I no longer wish to feel.” Let’s look at where it stems from so you can finally heal. “I will never be good enough for everyone else.” When was the last timeContinue reading “Therapy”

Contrast

Had I never stepped out of my cave, I might have lived out my days in the dark Never knowing that warmth and light existed Beyond those cold and narrow walls, I would have normalized the aching Convinced it was the product of a fatal flaw For which loneliness was my punishment Penitence for theContinue reading “Contrast”

For Yourself

Maybe you were deserving before you took your first breath Lovable despite messages instilled in your young, vulnerable mind Worthy by default of your beautiful, humanistic heart Capable as evidenced by the tenacity of your survival instincts. You are always enough for those who matter most In this world of never-ending chaos, you are aContinue reading “For Yourself”

Here

Here, dear soul, there is no need to be afraid No hidden motives lie in waiting to ensnare No ghosts drifting hauntingly through the halls No past mistakes seeping from the moldy walls No unexpected outbursts lurking under the bed No blindsiding punches to anticipate with dread. Here there is only the warmth of loveContinue reading “Here”

Golden Autumn

The world is golden outside Like a bright confetti explosion Of colorful, swirling, raining leaves, Against the clearest blue sky. What a perfect opportunity to escape The heavy cares of mundane life Just you and me staring up at the trees Marveling how we managed to survive To see the richness of these autumn daysContinue reading “Golden Autumn”