Faded edges around pink petals, Hard lines on a gray trunk, glittering skies in blues and whites. Roots strong as the setting sun. I’m alive and here, Before the world, Standing tall for all to see And never afraid of the falling leaves. Seasons change, Smiles fade, But the cycle brings them back to me.
We are always being told To have enormous dreams- though the endings to these fairy tales are rarely within reach. And when kids are left behind, they just "didn't give enough." Where everyone must be a star, the moons are giving up. But I’ve always been a fan of the softer glowing lights- I’ve always … Continue reading Thoughts on Grandiose Dreams
Come down on me, Like rain from the thunder clouds- Covering my sorrowed skin, Dripping from my gilded shrouds. Come down on me, Cleanse away my burning doubts- Extinguishing the flames of fear, Fueled by years of long-fought droughts. Come down on me, Clear the fog within my eyes. These cuffs that locked me in … Continue reading Come Down on Me
Was it that easy? You came in with a promise to be hers, always. How can you be hers From 2000 miles away? Insisting, you do, That she’ll be fine without you. You’re there through a call. But you can’t hold her over the phone while tears fall, When she feels alone, Asking when dad’s … Continue reading 2000 Miles Away – Venting
In visions of change, While trapped beneath a burden, are dreams spun to goals.
Snow-flaked lashes gaze, Matches burnt in a child’s hands- Peace on frozen lips.
The morning was clouded, sun still yawning and eager for his morning cup of coffee. Four of us ventured outside, aching for adventure and desperate for something more than a trailer too small for a family of 6. We didn’t skip or hold hands, just existed beside each other in a knowing way. The air … Continue reading A Square Mile Town