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”

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”

Love Heals

Love heals It awakens our understanding Brings us back to our authenticity Reminds us of our treasured worth As it mends our wounds with kindness Until our hearts rejuvenate. Love is not painful It is not an imbalance of power An impulsive anger receptacle A vulnerable heart against a brick wall Unkind words and projectedContinue reading “Love Heals”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Healing Found Me

Healing found me with my back turned Unassumingly seeping in through my unsettled feet While I stared with sunken eyes at a future lost Already determined that the hourglass of my life Had reached its final clinging grains of sand. I was hurting, dear soul, so very misaligned, Believing I was exempt from experiencing joyContinue reading “Healing Found Me”

Here and Now

There is no need to see the horizon ahead Because here and now, there is hope Love lifting our tired shoulders Even as the way before us disintegrates. There is no need to know what will be Because here, in this wondrous moment, There is peace settling into our souls Even as tomorrow begins toContinue reading “Here and Now”