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”
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”
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”
“I am completely lost, please tell me where to go.” Deep down, dear soul, I think you already know. “This pain is unbearable, I no longer wish to feel.” Let’s look at where it stems from so you can finally heal. “I will never be good enough for everyone else.” When was the last timeContinue reading “Therapy”
Here, dear soul, there is no need to be afraid No hidden motives lie in waiting to ensnare No ghosts drifting hauntingly through the halls No past mistakes seeping from the moldy walls No unexpected outbursts lurking under the bed No blindsiding punches to anticipate with dread. Here there is only the warmth of loveContinue reading “Here”
Into the unknown we go Past the looming, branching fears Through the depths of our experience Where we are safe to have our tears Finally stepping across the barriers That we had constructed in our minds To explore our world beyond suffering In the presence of those who are kind.
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.