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”

Lean on Your Shoulder

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’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”

A Balm for the Lonely of Heart

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”