The Invisible Support

What is the invisible support propping up your feet, When days grow long and bitter, In a series of defeats? What shields you through the fire and the rain, Mitigating inner turmoil Softening the sharpest pain? Is it the voice of someone benevolent and dear Placing arms around shoulders Calming down your rising fears? IsContinue reading “The Invisible Support”

Do Not Mind the Tears

Do not mind the tears, dear soul, They are falling on their own accord During moments of welcomed grace And waves of crushing heartache, All signs and evidence of your safety For I do not allow my tears to show for any But the kindest most entrusted souls. Do not mind my unleashing of wordsContinue reading “Do Not Mind the Tears”

Turning Inward

Cautiously tiptoeing out of survival mode, She saw for the first time since the world fell apart That her soul was aching, So cloaked in fear and haunted by imminent threat She had failed to notice the damage inflicted On the inside. There had been no time for processing, No other option than to keepContinue reading “Turning Inward”

Take Us Through this Never-Ending Night

Look, dear soul. The sun is peaking through the clouds, ever so slightly Streaming down like gold from angry storm clouds Onto our sun-deprived faces. Perhaps this glimpse of welcomed relief is only temporary Fleeting as so many vital resources are in these troubling times, But what should we care if the sun shines forContinue reading “Take Us Through this Never-Ending Night”

Sanctuary

Just a few more steps Carefully, there is weakness in these knees So great the effort required to remain standing Against the weight of human frailty. Searching, ever-searching, for a safe space To completely and unashamedly fall apart, We instead expend our efforts hiding fractures In our carefully steeled-up defenses Because even in times ofContinue reading “Sanctuary”

Supportive Shoulder

Wandering traveler, Please excuse the strangeness Of this odd but sincere request: Could you spare your shoulder for a moment So I might take a little rest? My arms are aching from the lifting Of those whose strength has faded out My voice hoarse from reassuring troubled ones Lost in a fog of confusion andContinue reading “Supportive Shoulder”