Stillness

For a moment, we pause From the clamor of our tired minds Unburdening the weight of heartache To take a long, deep breath of relief As we listen to the soft, still voice Of understanding and peace. What do you know with certainty When all of the exterior noises fade? What do you know withinContinue reading “Stillness”

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”

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”

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”

Golden Autumn

The world is golden outside Like a bright confetti explosion Of colorful, swirling, raining leaves, Against the clearest blue sky. What a perfect opportunity to escape The heavy cares of mundane life Just you and me staring up at the trees Marveling how we managed to survive To see the richness of these autumn daysContinue reading “Golden Autumn”

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”

The Felt Sense

When we set aside the cacophony of racing thoughts Sitting in the peace of stillness, silencing the chatter Allowing the pressures of the external to temporarily fade We can then listen to that quiet inner voice, the felt sense It is there, dear soul, that a light glows in the dark A knowing above allContinue reading “The Felt Sense”

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”