I stepped into the sunlight And all at once My soul began to thaw As if it had been parched for light. I am learning to stand On my own trembling feet Expecting nothing, wanting nothing Just relieved to be alive Still able to feel sunshine on my face And hope for humanity in myContinue reading “Sunlight”
Courage grows even in starless spaces Ignited within, glowing fervently Burning brightly even as shoulders stoop Urging forward even as fingers quake.
When the bitter cold sets into our veins When the glare of ice and snow begins to disenchant Our hearts start to pine for the first signs of spring To thaw out the winter from our souls. We are beings of hope in times of darkness With a natural pull toward regeneration, rebirth Gravitating towardContinue reading “Longing for Spring”
While you catch your breath from the last upward climb, Look behind you at the precarious path you have scaled. Each individual step may have been perceived as insignificant Yet put together they equal thousands of diligent steps upward A steep and necessary evolution of body, mind, and soul. While there is still mountain leftContinue reading “The Upward Climb”
Isn’t it strange that we cannot break down Until we are finally safe? Holding onto our hypervigilance Until we can give our hearts permission To quietly break.
Do not be mistaken, I am strong But if you would not mind Can I lean my head on your shoulder That I may weep with someone kind? You seem so gentle a presence In this world of ice and stone I will pick myself up tomorrow But today I do not wish to grieveContinue reading “Lean on Your Shoulder”
I built these walls to withstand the wind To hide away my heart where no one could see But even stone and brick cannot circumvent The unrest from stirring up in me.
I was not reachable, but you reached me How beautiful a gift your compassionate light That for a brief moment gleamed through the trees And brought hope to this starless night.
I’ll keep a fire blazing Through the dark, relentless nights A chimney smoking in the distance The reassurance of glowing light To offer refuge from the bitter chill And a place to rest your head If you should need a little bit of warmth To face the unknown road ahead.
When our hearts lost hope We turned our eyes upward Toward the source that knows And for a moment, all was still.