Tethered to Chains

Heart-in-Chains

It’s hard to see through the fog But I know you are there. It’s more a feeling from the inside Than any true sense. I can feel you trying to hold on Fists closed Nails digging deep into flesh Administering pain Remembrance. I try to break free I tell myself that it is okay to […]

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Thanks For All Things

Beautiful-Yellow-Flower-Shining-Light

As I can not see into the future, or “plan” a perfect life The best I can do is give thanks, for everything I see Ban judgment on the superlatives Walk the path that is guided by love Revel in the beauty that surrounds me and find a silver lining in every struggle For it […]

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Just BEING

Pine-Tree-with-Birds

NOT thinking, planning, showing, doing prying, looking, catching, throwing starting, stopping, feeling, sinking swimming, running, walking, falling acting, crying, chasing, fearing grabbing, forcing, kicking, screaming packing, waiting, playing, aching giving, feeding, cleaning, missing cheering, seeing, hearing, fixing jumping, swearing, ranting, raving rowing, swinging, turning, training guessing, wishing, talking, drowning bearing, growing, digging, checking fighting, filling, […]

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DRASTICALLY OPPOSED TO LOVE

Afraid-of-the-Darkness

What is it? This dark, ugly place that lives in the outer reaches of the center The place that is familiar and yet loathed The place where I can turn my back on everything that is good Everything I’ve built Every gift I’ve been given Never to be seen by the light of day Or […]

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Peace in the Stillness

Peaceful Sunset Over Water

“You will first dream of peace, and then awaken to it.” ~A Course in Miracles   The softness that resides inside touches me in times of stillness. I remember when life was innocent and carefree and the only job I had  was to live life with laughter from my soul. The free and easy feeling […]

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FEAR & RESILIENCE

Paddle-Board-on-the-Beautiful-Blue-Ocean

Stretched beyond imagination Strung so tightly Stress to the breaking point Plucked like a guitar string The highest pitch possible Hard to believe you could ever be normal again But suddenly the tide changes The hand wrapped around the tether that pulled so tight Loosens the grip ever so slightly And like a rubber band […]

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