Pain makes us not our best selves. When they hurt us with their hands or with their mouths, we want to strike back. Fight fire with fire, help them reap what they sew, restore balance to the world. It is understandable. It is part of our nature. But we can be better. The hate that […]Read more "Turn the Other Cheek"
I feel like I wandered through life distracted, Flitting between one thing and another Not fully in control. I reacted to life. Feeling somewhat smothered Or maybe the right word is listless. But that all changed when I met you. Now I feel like the world has coalesced, Crystal clear now, full of meaning, shining […]Read more "Focus (Crystal Clear)"
Walking slowly, guided by stone walls that Rise beside me, thousands of feet in the air. Evidence of the power of patience, In millions of years, water can wear down stone. In the same way, we need to turn our will To pursue our goals. Flowing around barriers Until they are worn away with time. […]Read more "The Canyon"
These days I feel I’m invincible Ready to take on the world alone I break rules, I escape gravity’s pull, Ready to disprove everything known. (They all say these are the best days of my life.) A few years later I have hit my stride I have a career, I am somebody. I have accomplishments, […]Read more "The Best Days of My Life"
I would fight for you with everything I’ve got With tooth and with nail, shed blood, sweat and tears With every ounce of muscle, get stabbed, get shot To protect you from every one of your fears I’d be your knight, your champion, your hero And protect you from every evil. In burning sun, drenching […]Read more "I will fight for you"
Life is short. I learned that from you. Well, I guess I already knew in my head but you made it real. Visceral. You were 100% here and then you were gone. A light that shone too bright to last long. I feel it in my bones now When I think about you And […]Read more "Life is Short"
I sit on the hard-packed earth, feeling the chill of the frozen ground, my warmth seeping out into the air. A slight pain when my lungs fill Before smoke billows forward, a silent shout. There’s a chill in my heart, an empty space. You were there. You were sick. Now you are gone. I won’t […]Read more "Loss"