Is it all a loss, or can we
Make beauty from the chaos?
Take shards and snarling
Breaks and aching
And make them our own ground?
Can we beat the trouble into solidity
Build our homes upon the rock
Never have to shake when storms are here and
We cannot breathe or blossom?
i see a beautiful tree, leaves
tumbling from its boughs
outstretched limbs, relief in letting go
a burden never meant to carry
she lets the breeze
borrow the load;
she lets the river
carry off her sorrow.
each crumbling memory
no longer rooted in pain
an autumn death which
brings renewal and
Do you ever think about me?
Do you wonder how I am?
Since you left, since you left
Do you fight off what reminds you of me
Cast it out and then
Pretend we never met?
I know I touched your heart, I know
I hit some vein
If you ever come this way
Will you let the light back in?
I don’t know all your darkness, I
Don’t know all your pain
I’m sure whatever trauma stalks you
Ripped you from this place
But if the stars speak softly to you
Of love and easy grace,
Remember all the words I sent you
Remember then my face.
i’m sorry, it’s so much easier
to live in the regret
i expect the darkness and the waiting hurts my head
i can walk on into shadow or I can cower in the light
i wish I knew how to leave the ledge but i know i cannot fly
Lead me to a place of
Utter dependency on you;
I do not want to be this scared little girl,
Locked up, troubled by every
Memory, every ludicrous possibility.
I sneer at those forces, the unknowns swirling around
They do not own me, their reality is unfounded
I am the King’s daughter and His grace surrounds
And that’s the
End of that story.
we try, but change
appearing only once.
the steadiness of life
when we’re chafing under strife
is solid, unwanted, behaved.
We only gain progress from chaos unchained
I went on a mission to change my name
To cut through my braids and melt all my chains
Chopped off my hair, pierced through my flesh
Wandered away from my home; I fled
Who am I now that I’ve challenged my soul
Conquered the shadows that threatened and broke?
I jumped from the heights, I set out alone
I held fast to the loneliness grinding my bones.
Now I am different, sharper, and free
Now I am entirely