Alleviation

I have carried pain like invisible stones Sometimes aware of its existence Often experienced as a referred aching A heaviness felt on a soul level The weight of a thousand injustices An accumulation of my perceived failures Crumbled dreams piled up like debris Harbored still because I have never learned How to release a painContinue reading “Alleviation”

Light Will Find Us Again

When the cold begins to settle into our hearts We must cling to those days of brightness and joy When our shoulders felt lighter, our vision focused Remembering moments of transcendent beauty Like small pockets of relief along a strenuous climb. When there is no certainty of what will be, We look for anchors toContinue reading “Light Will Find Us Again”

Therapy

“I am completely lost, please tell me where to go.” Deep down, dear soul, I think you already know. “This pain is unbearable, I no longer wish to feel.” Let’s look at where it stems from so you can finally heal. “I will never be good enough for everyone else.” When was the last timeContinue reading “Therapy”

Contrast

Had I never stepped out of my cave, I might have lived out my days in the dark Never knowing that warmth and light existed Beyond those cold and narrow walls, I would have normalized the aching Convinced it was the product of a fatal flaw For which loneliness was my punishment Penitence for theContinue reading “Contrast”

For Yourself

Maybe you were deserving before you took your first breath Lovable despite messages instilled in your young, vulnerable mind Worthy by default of your beautiful, humanistic heart Capable as evidenced by the tenacity of your survival instincts. You are always enough for those who matter most In this world of never-ending chaos, you are aContinue reading “For Yourself”

Here

Here, dear soul, there is no need to be afraid No hidden motives lie in waiting to ensnare No ghosts drifting hauntingly through the halls No past mistakes seeping from the moldy walls No unexpected outbursts lurking under the bed No blindsiding punches to anticipate with dread. Here there is only the warmth of loveContinue reading “Here”

A Heart Led

I could have remained numb Trapped within a feelingless space A soul resigned to deflated purpose As skepticism eclipsed grace. I could have closed my eyes to hope Shutting out the warmth of light Choosing suffering over regeneration Abandoning growth for perpetual night. I could have embraced the role of cynic Convinced there is tooContinue reading “A Heart Led”

Where There Is

Where there is a steady purpose To lift shoulders and mend hearts Where there is warmth of healing Guide me there. Where there is renewal of faith In the outcomes we cannot see Hope generated in heavy footsteps Lead me there. Where there is a welcomed return Of joy after a long stretch of survivalContinue reading “Where There Is”

Quiet Fortitude

You were never weak, dear soul. Not for one moment, not for one breath, Not even when the relentless dark persisted Unforgivingly casting shadows of doubt in your mind About your innate goodness, your brightness of soul, Even during the nights you fell apart in quiet agony Feverishly piecing together fragments of a broken heart,Continue reading “Quiet Fortitude”