There is a breaking place Safe and set aside, patiently awaiting Those who stagger in with bleeding wounds Heavy hearts aching from the upheaval of life Downcast eyes that have witnessed traumas Hands too weak to keep grasping onto straws Unable to bear the weight of silent suffering For another strained breath. In this place,Continue reading “A Breaking Place”
They grow in summer-roasted dead grass, in tangles of weeds, in the middle of Nowhere Town. So bright, so cheerful, optimism embodied in a flower. No matter what life throws at us, we can always find these not-so-little signs of beauty and healing. Everywhere.
Who was it that first whispered in your ears That to be loved, you must be without flaw? You are marvelous as you truly are, Worthy by birthright, perfectly imperfect Fueling movement forward with learned experience Refusing to wallow in the mire of old grievances Always, always turning your eyes toward hope. Dearest soul, thereContinue reading “Magnificently You”
Dear gentle heart You are a deep diver in a shallow world A refreshing presence to behold A relief from callousness, abrasiveness A balm to tender souls. You are unassuming and genuine A pursuer of continual growth Human and so easily relatable To hearts both young and old.
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”
I am nothing if not teachable, So teach me, dear soul, Remove the blinders from my eyes Bring awareness to this naive mind Allow me the rewarding experience Of transforming ignorance Into openmindedness. I am nothing if not reachable So help me to reach you, dear soul, Show me how to create a safe sanctuaryContinue reading “Teachable”
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 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.