The Challenge of Worthiness

Why is it such a challenge To offer ourselves the same kindness we give to others? Showing unwavering care for all human beings While simultaneously torturing ourselves With degrading words and punitive thoughts. Injustices by others we automatically turn inward Into unending attacks against our own character Willingly taking the blame while blameless The wayContinue reading “The Challenge of Worthiness”

Now

Now is made up of a million past choices Of words we said that opened hidden doors Of words left unspoken that indirectly closed them Of leaps into the dark with a miraculous landing Of tiny steps in broad daylight leading to free-falling. Not a soul among us would refuse an offer to go backContinue reading “Now”

Worthiness

Worthiness became an evasive mirage Unreachable as my authentic self So I tried to transform into a mirror Always reflecting back the good Knowing the detriment of showing truth. Worthiness was the illusion of being needed People-pleasing to keep degradation at bay Giving too much became my forcefield To absorb the impact of disrupting peace.Continue reading “Worthiness”

Trying

I am trying, oh I am trying, To hold both the bitter and the sweet Familiarizing my heart to nostalgic pulls Learning to honor my instinct to retreat. I am accepting with an open heart, Truths that are clear and those yet untold Bending softly to a future still foggy ahead Trusting more in whatContinue reading “Trying”

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”

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”

Rare Souls

Once in a great while, as we unassumingly pave our way through life, We come across those rare, kindred souls Who become for us mile markers on an otherwise uncharted road. Opening up access to our most tender feelings, these gentle ones Heal us from the inside out simply by accepting us exactly as weContinue reading “Rare Souls”

Iris

Her majesty, Queen Iris, blooms at the peak of spring Royally towering over her flower subjects Ruling her garden kingdom with curt nods of her head. She wears robes of royal purple and white lace Offering both order and wisdom to all who see her Reminding us that we each play a role in thisContinue reading “Iris”

Lilacs

When what we see invokes hopelessness When what we hear leads us to grapple with fear When what we taste and touch seems faded and surreal We turn to our integral sense of smell. A familiar scent awakens even implicit memories Bringing forgotten scenes quickly to our awareness Stirring up emotions from eras past ByContinue reading “Lilacs”