At the Door of the New Year

This door used to be a mirage Floating mockingly out on a hazy horizon Universes out of reach, But I fought my way out of the stagnancy Escaped the impossible chains Vulnerable and rattled but still standing Setting aside my armor for rejuvination. Years have blended into chapters Walls have broken down into debris TearsContinue reading “At the Door of the New Year”

You Still Shine Bright

Oh, sweet soul, you still shine bright A star gleaming softly in the chill of night Spilling light across a canvas of snow Uplifting heavy hearts wherever you go. In this season of both laughter and tears May hope dispel the shadows of your fears And may love find you in times of despair ThroughContinue reading “You Still Shine Bright”

Trying

I am trying, oh I am trying, To hold both the bitter and the sweet Familiarizing my heart to nostalgic pulls Learning to honor my instinct to retreat. I am accepting with an open heart, Truths that are clear and those yet untold Bending softly to a future still foggy ahead Trusting more in whatContinue reading “Trying”

The Christmas Earworm

December so far has been introspective and nostalgic. Heaviness mixed in with moments of joy. I’m thankful for the juxtaposition of the season. We need the counterbalance of light and lightheartedness at times to offset the aches of life. And while I’m all about expressing the aches, something occurred today that made me and myContinue reading “The Christmas Earworm”

Falling Snow

Snow is falling softly Quieting the commotion of busy streets Teaching by example the necessity For moments of complete stillness When we finally turn our focus inward Taking stock of our own emotional reserves Brave enough to recognize, at last, What we must do to begin to heal the aching Reaching when our hearts areContinue reading “Falling Snow”

Past and Present

When I step back into the past, I step back into a fear that paralyzed The never-ending search for one drop of peace As my confused mind believed each condemning word Felt the loneliness produced in the presence of abuse Where there was no concept of equivalence No healing balm for the sharp sting OfContinue reading “Past and Present”

Love Heals

Love heals It awakens our understanding Brings us back to our authenticity Reminds us of our treasured worth As it mends our wounds with kindness Until our hearts rejuvenate. Love is not painful It is not an imbalance of power An impulsive anger receptacle A vulnerable heart against a brick wall Unkind words and projectedContinue reading “Love Heals”

Being You, Unashamed

Your inner voice matters More than the external noise More than any unsolicited opinion More than the weight of expectations. Your deep knowing speaks the truth Even when it is externally contradicted Even when they say you are misguided Even when there is no other evidence Than then feelings in your heart. Trust that partContinue reading “Being You, Unashamed”

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”