• Ocean Waves

    Silence escapes my lips.The cold, unfeeling airfrom the world stealingevery bit of breathfrom me. I struggle againstthe waves of sorrow, prayingfor relief andsalvation. The will to survivebeing the onlyreason to liveagainst the raging waves. With no oneto turn to Ihave to keepswimming withall my strength. Silence escapes my lips.The shore now just ahead,past the suffocating ...
  • mountain peak in nature landscape

    Oh, dear mankind,those that dwellamong the createdearthly dwelling. Take heart andnever forgetthe struggles that brought you here. You survived theworst amongmany turmoiland tribulations. Gods have destroyed you,Kings have enslaved you,Storms have taken your homes,and even kin have betrayed you. Your blood has been spilledcountless times to breakyour spirit in sorrowand grief-stricken anger. If love endureswithin ...
  • Woman gazing in mirror

    Mirror Mirrorupon my wall.Tell me who willlove me above all. I searched high and lowover and under anyplace.For someone in a crowdwith a kind and gentle face. My prayers answeredwhen I fell into his arms.That keep me warm,and raised no alarms. Mirror mirrorupon my wall.Will he trulylove me above all? To fulfill dreamsof love and ...
  • Girl embracing a teddy bear

    In the calmand quietI see you. You call my namebeckoning meto be in your arms. Underneath the moon,the stars and galaxiesyou call upon me. “Trust me”you say withreassurance. How can I?When the gaping holewithin me grows. Left there bybetrayal after betrayalnever fully healing. I am a scaredwounded childdesiring a reprieve. “Trust me”you say withsincerity. As ...
  • piano keys with a page of sheet music sitting on top

    Christmas music is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season. I have a strong emotional reaction to music. Lyrics speak to me in ways nothing else can. So, it is no surprise Mark Schultz singing “Different Kind of Christmas” opens the floodgates of my emotions every time I listen to it. It is ...
  • A bride holding a bouquet

    It’s a joyful day These amazing hours encapsulated within the sun’s naptime and waking In this moment the realities of my dreams  Flow freely from my lips like a binding spell In a gathering honored by well-wishers I gladly say I do
  • an evergreen Christmas tree with icicles hanging from the branches during the winter, snow in tilt shift lens green plant

    D on’t think that I don’t know E very day, what you can’t tell me, because you C an’t find the words, the will, or E nergy to say them, but M y heart understands, and  B ears the snow like an E vergreen—beautiful, this month, and R emember I love you, too.
  • Bleeding hearts

    Best friends for neveris what we havebecome. Time can never healthe rift and distancebetween us. An angel turned demonis what you areto me. “Misery loves company,”is what people saidabout you and I. Like a blinded fool,I could not seethis eye-opening truth. “No good deed goes unpunished,”is a spoken truth Inow believe. Best friends for neveris ...
  • church building

    Am I part of your world?I must be dreaming. Am I worthy of your touch?Here you are, holding mewithin the palm of your hand. Only you can save me,Oh, angel of darknessand sinful passion. You are my savior,as you are theend of me. I am the Juliet to Romeo,the Persephone to Hades,the light to your ...
  • Sour Candy

    I’m a sour patch kid.First sour, then sweet,dancing on taste budsuntil I’m gone. I can be innocent.A slice of heavento make all your dreamscome true. Or I can be cruel.Your match made in hell,a perfect storm wrappedin a tantalizing package. A temptress full of desirebeyond imagination.A heartbreaker to leave you cold and empty. “It’s not ...