Three Words

There are 100 ways to say “I love you,” I said each one of them to you Except for those three words Never knowing if they would heal Or if they would ultimately harm. Funny how we say anything But what we truly want to say, Because there are certain words That are etched inContinue reading “Three Words”

New Years Wish

May your heavily burdened shoulders be lifted May your tears fall freely with those you love May what is hidden be unearthed with clarity May you be guided by a purpose from above May your lonely heart begin to find healing May the road ahead unfold softly as you go May you see the magnificenceContinue reading “New Years Wish”

Oblivion

In your eyes there is a glimmer of sadness And I will not pry, dear soul, I will not dig, Knowing, as you know, that we must keep hidden The desolate melodies of our human experience When younger hearts depend upon our strength. When the last lamps have faded into dark, When silence swallows upContinue reading “Oblivion”

Christmas Wish

Outside the window, the world is covered in ice But inside, there is a warm, inviting glow A tree that sparkles while the winter storm swirls The coziness of home to contrast the falling snow. An aroma of baked goodies drift through the rooms A clutter of old decorations strewn up from years past MeagerContinue reading “Christmas Wish”

The Source that Knows

When the world is cold and gray When my lens is cloudy from the heaviness of rain When it feels as if I am floating and not living at all I find myself pausing in the mindless flow To reconnect with what I innately feel To tap into that trustworthy source that knows To rememberContinue reading “The Source that Knows”

Sailing

The summer is slowly turning into the golden days before autumn Longer days shorten like quicksand, and I have missed them all Absorbed in the rush of demands and the tide of expectations Waiting for the unrest to finally rest; for the paper walls to fall. So much time sifted through the hourglass of aContinue reading “Sailing”

When Love Finds its Way In

When loves finds its way in, it never leaves me My heart is protected by barbed wire and steel A walled-up structure surrounded by neon signs “Keep out,” “No service,” “Private property,” “No trespassing,” And yet, you found a way through, gently and true. I trust in the power of warmth that melts away defensesContinue reading “When Love Finds its Way In”

Givers

When we are givers, giving sustains us Providing oxygen through the fractured chambers of our hearts Offering what we need most for ourselves, to others Loving others to better understand how to love ourselves. Could it be an unconscious form of self-deprivation? An act of self-punishment for our own lack? At its root, dear soul,Continue reading “Givers”

What We Need Most

When I have stood at the basest level of the deepest abyss, Holding my heart in my hands as it dripped from breaking, I did not need platitudes, I did not need recited scripts I needed someone to climb down into the abyss with me. No words can cauterize our internal wounding, No advice effectivelyContinue reading “What We Need Most”

Not Until My Last Breath

Some would fester in bitterness, And dear soul, in a different era I would, But not now, not now. Now I am grateful for each solitary healing burst Every breath of relief, every heartfelt beat Whatever the outcome around the bend, It is not a waste on my road of life. Some would grow theirContinue reading “Not Until My Last Breath”