Be Kind to the Dreamers

Be benevolent to the naive ones Who take longer to fully internalize The common sense of harsher realities Their softer hearts cannot materialize. Be kind to the ones who believe the best Seeing hope in cynicism’s hopeless wake Unaware that they wear rose-colored glasses Soon enough their consciousness will awake To the black-and-white world ofContinue reading “Be Kind to the Dreamers”

The World We Carry

When my shoulders feel heavy I often forget That everyone is attempting to be Atlas too Hoisting a heaviness they never asked to bear Quietly complying, requesting nothing But a little bit of kindness to see them through. We cannot take away the burden of others But we can lighten their load with empathy RespectContinue reading “The World We Carry”

Here and Now

There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”

Milestones

The world as we know it has turned upside-down And we are walking like strangers inside a foreign town Familiar streets now laced with traces of fear Trying to find our roots again in spaces once held dear It’s like we are close to arrival but not quite yet Hearts remembering traumas our brains attemptContinue reading “Milestones”

Longing for Spring

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”

I’ll Keep a Fire Blazing

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.

2020 Christmas Ornament

In our household, it has become a tradition for my kids to receive ornaments at the beginning of December to represent the year in some way. I saw a tiny, fluffy white owl that I immediately knew my daughter would love. It really didn’t have much to do with 2020, but I didn’t want toContinue reading “2020 Christmas Ornament”

A Christmas Wish

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”

And Still We Rise

Remarkably, still we rise. After a tearful, restless night with no foreseeable end We rise up with the sun and press on, press on. No physical strength left to hold up our tired heads Yet with borrowed grit we stand again and again. Never dreaming we would be traversing this path alone We cry whileContinue reading “And Still We Rise”