You Still Shine Bright

Oh, sweet soul, you still shine bright A star gleaming softly in the chill of night Spilling light across a canvas of snow Uplifting heavy hearts wherever you go. In this season of both laughter and tears May hope dispel the shadows of your fears And may love find you in times of despair ThroughContinue reading “You Still Shine Bright”

The Christmas Earworm

December so far has been introspective and nostalgic. Heaviness mixed in with moments of joy. I’m thankful for the juxtaposition of the season. We need the counterbalance of light and lightheartedness at times to offset the aches of life. And while I’m all about expressing the aches, something occurred today that made me and myContinue reading “The Christmas Earworm”

Seasonal Synchronicities

A poem inspired by a dark, cold, cloudy day and attempting to find the silver lining with two not-so-happy teenagers. All while decorating for the holidays. It must have been Polar Opposites Day and I just didn’t realize. 😀 When we lose our HOPE, let us remind one another That there is warmth and loveContinue reading “Seasonal Synchronicities”

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”

The Shadowy Road

I am an avid seeker of light, But sometimes I veer off the sun speckled trails Into the heart of the forest, unexplored and wild With that unquenchable pull toward deeper insight That only a journey through the dark can inspire. There is nothing to fear on the shadowy road The spookiest night cannot harmContinue reading “The Shadowy Road”

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”

The Quiet Beauty of Christmas

There is a quiet beauty of Christmas Lingering in our hopeful hearts Reverence toward our fragile existence Counting our blessings that we are alive To watch these younger, innocent ones Tiptoe toward a glowing evergreen tree Their eyes lit up in the joy of the season Contagious excitement to give and receive. Christmas reminds usContinue reading “The Quiet Beauty of Christmas”