Three Paths

There are three paths ahead of us Not one of them right, not one of them wrong Each leading us to the same destination Whether arriving swiftly or prolonged. The first leads to an ocean of deepest emotion Where we swim to rhythm of our heart’s symphony Eyes closed as we are guided by ourContinue reading “Three Paths”

And Yet They Bloom

Dear soul, I know the winter has been harsh Ice upon ice and snow upon snow As if we were taken prisoner by the elements Waiting, always waiting, for the arrival of Spring. This year I thought the cold had won victory Over the crocuses trapped beneath snow And yet they bloom despite it all.Continue reading “And Yet They Bloom”

Reawakening

Reawakening is not a soft process It is the gasp of clarity The heaviness of acceptance The tears of letting go Of life as we once knew. Reawakening is trying again The risk of vulnerability The reliving of old conditioning As we slowly begin to believe This time is different, the past is gone. ReawakeningContinue reading “Reawakening”

Beyond the Bend

No, we may not see far beyond the bend, But the unknown will dissipate as we walk Fog clearing slowly with each apprehensive step Uncertain, but not out of our depth. For isn’t it true that the best decisions Were made without the luxury of guarantees? And we are all just as close to aContinue reading “Beyond the Bend”

Accompanying Light

There has always been an accompanying light Like a small, glowing lantern floating along While the dark took me prisoner again and again Determined that I was meant to struggle alone. At first, I thought it was only mocking Watching as I climbed and fell and climbed again But I learned to trust in theContinue reading “Accompanying Light”

Let the Next Steps Forward Be Kind

Let the next steps forward be kind A peaceful walk on a blank canvas of snow With sunlight softening the edges of despair Dispelling the illusions and confusions So that only truth awaits. Let this next walk of life be calm The old ways of survival are no longer feasible To our evolving minds, ourContinue reading “Let the Next Steps Forward Be Kind”

At the Door of the New Year

This door used to be a mirage Floating mockingly out on a hazy horizon Universes out of reach, But I fought my way out of the stagnancy Escaped the impossible chains Vulnerable and rattled but still standing Setting aside my armor for rejuvination. Years have blended into chapters Walls have broken down into debris TearsContinue reading “At the Door of the New Year”

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”

Falling Snow

Snow is falling softly Quieting the commotion of busy streets Teaching by example the necessity For moments of complete stillness When we finally turn our focus inward Taking stock of our own emotional reserves Brave enough to recognize, at last, What we must do to begin to heal the aching Reaching when our hearts areContinue reading “Falling Snow”

Past and Present

When I step back into the past, I step back into a fear that paralyzed The never-ending search for one drop of peace As my confused mind believed each condemning word Felt the loneliness produced in the presence of abuse Where there was no concept of equivalence No healing balm for the sharp sting OfContinue reading “Past and Present”