The thoughts swirl and spiral,
resenting old friends and new,
wishing and washing when it comes to family bonds,
longing and detesting all at once.
The thoughts swirl and spiral,
Sometimes it is easy to believe that people are out to cause harm,
to feel we have to put up walls and fences for protection.
We grow layers of thorns, not realizingRead More
I got home from school to find him storming about the house, drunk again. My baby brother sat in his bouncer wearing a diaper that leaked down his legs. I saw her there, his soul was black and blue. He cried for food while being bellowed at to "shut the hell up!" I crept closer to my brother, cringing away from his breath while attempting to ignore his rage. I took the baby to the bedroom to feed him, change him, and protect him... I heard my sister march in the door and listened toRead More
The power isn’t in hiding the feelings,
it’s in having the courage to let them show.
You’d know that if you felt the rage,
the pain, the terror
of someone forcing himselfRead More
Guarding the cards never solved anything.
Stand on your own two feet
but don't be afraid of strangers.
And as far as wisdom goes, I know that I don't possess it. This isn't a work of wisdom, it's a pondering of ego and inner peace. Maybe sometimes wisdom graces me with insight or compassion, but I certainly don't hold wisdom in my every thought and word. What I believe is only as important as I am, no more, and I am no more important than anyone else, just as nobody else is more important than me. We are all just people trying to figure it out, trying to live another moment, to feel a little deeper, climb a little higher, catch our breath. We are all the same.Read More
To the angel weeping in the willows, I've got a message just for you. Take it to heart, if you like, because I've carefully formed each and every line as a gift for your sweet soul. If it doesn't tickle your fancy, that's okay too. Just leave this letter knowing that you are loved. You are important in this world. Know that these words were written with kind intentions, wishing you well and promising you deserve it.Read More
These are things I wish someone had told me when I was lonely. It's what I say to myself during lonely moments, now that I understand that I am not the way that I feel. I am who I am, no more and no less.Read More
But what happens now that I’ve admitted it, not just in private words but in my own hand? Now that I’ve written for everyone to see the way your gaze makes my heart pound and how your hand over mine is the greatest sanctuary? What happens now that I’ve told them all about the safe haven that is your arms on a cold evening, or the way you laugh with me at the silliest things and make me forget every moment but this?Read More
Letting go of what’s been done to me isn’t the same as letting go of the people still going through hard times. I adore you. I’m here for you. I’ll do my best to share love and happiness, with the hope that it can brighten these difficult times for you and give you hope for your own future, because this hard time really won’t last forever.Read More
I used to think I was strong and kind and brave in spite of being your daughter, but I’ve realized that it is actually the opposite. I am strong and kind and brave because I am your daughter. And so are my sisters, even if they aren’t ready to believe that.Read More
No community is perfect. Fictional or real, a perfect society has never developed and never will. Realistically, the most people can hope for is a healthy and effective community. Citizens must be aware of their environment and rational in deciding which sacrifices to make for the sake oft he greater good; no community can thrive that does not accept these truths.Read More