Poetry Mondays: M.E.

Listen to learn; don’t listen to answer. Your look of judgement Comes from ignorance. Your cruel words Come from a lack of empathy. Your understanding will only Come from Listening. Just listening. From then, will my words Walk you through The pain I endure. The sacrifices I’ve made. The loss I’ve tried to make up … More Poetry Mondays: M.E.

Stillness {Poem}

Stillness is both soothing and chilling.  There is this heaviness That is beckoning me To lay down. But to lay gently Requires strength To position – I would fall And never get back up again. Roots would wrap around me. Seeds would flower. Birds would call My place of rest Home.

{Poem} Shot

What lurks are the ghosts of my past. I was flying So high – Until I was shot From the sky. I crash landed Muddied; Wings broken, Marked in defeat. What I had Was my feet. I looked up; The flock of white Flew on. Rock bottom, My new home. I limped forward Dragging my … More {Poem} Shot

{Poem} Hurting Heart

The heart is not a place to store your troubles. My dear, You were never meant To bury your burdens Deep down In your heart. This heaviness Stops your flight. Open your heart; Feel light.  

{Poem} Hope

I am hopeful again. My body may be bruised, But it is not broken. It aches, But is still breathing. My mind struggles, My body strives; It carries me. It ticks like clockwork, Odd beat it may be. It ticks, ticks, ticks – We are moving forward. Yesterday’s misery, Is today’s hope. Though gentle weeps … More {Poem} Hope

{Poem} Here and now

It is on the days where my illness is crippling that I need to ground myself – not getting lost in the dark swells of my mind and losing sight of the bigger picture. Perspective is powerful.   Let the sun shine in, Draw a deep breath. Settle yourself In the here And now. Yesterday’s … More {Poem} Here and now