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.
Remember to speak to yourself As you would a dear friend Offering compassion and love Instead of reprimand.
Outside the world bustles in this holiday season But there is an undertone of unrest, a somberness on faces As we strive to incorporate traditions in a time of crisis. We adorn our homes with warm lights and colorful garlands Filling our quiet hallways with familiar Christmas melodies Wrapping presents to be placed beneath aContinue reading “A Christmas Wish”
To the ones who rise up from gravity with heaviness in their chest Souls fraying at the edges while consistently giving their best, To the ones who care for others with shoulders stooped in pain Hiding worlds of grief, pushing aside the rising shame, To the ones who know within themselves they are sound andContinue reading “A Balm for the Lonely of Heart”
What is the invisible support propping up your feet, When days grow long and bitter, In a series of defeats? What shields you through the fire and the rain, Mitigating inner turmoil Softening the sharpest pain? Is it the voice of someone benevolent and dear Placing arms around shoulders Calming down your rising fears? IsContinue reading “The Invisible Support”
Do not mind the tears, dear soul, They are falling on their own accord During moments of welcomed grace And waves of crushing heartache, All signs and evidence of your safety For I do not allow my tears to show for any But the kindest most entrusted souls. Do not mind my unleashing of wordsContinue reading “Do Not Mind the Tears”
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Come, gather round this rustic table I’ll light a candle for a centerpiece We’ll bask in the fading light of day And let our hearts begin to speak Of deepest wishes, never spoken Dreams still in their infancy The bitter taste of our misfortunes Finding gold within debris. We’ll raise a glass to all ourContinue reading “Thanksgiving”