Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Full Moon

Selene's silver rays
surrounds us with its light on
this chilly evening.


Monday, November 26, 2012


Whispered in the dark,
confided to another,
or kept to oneself,
they lay under the surface
just waiting to be revealed.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Not Distant

While resting in bed
during the pre-dawn hours,
I took comfort in
knowing that good friends are not
distant from my quiet life.


Friday, November 23, 2012


I remember the days
of you coming home

With bags upon bags
of items lined

In the hallway,
groceries or

Daily necessities
for the week,

And I would help
you bring these bags

To your home, up
three flights of steps,

But it needed
to be done.

Today, while in
my family's home

I answered the door
and saw the bags

Lying on the
foot of the stairs,

My grandmother
coming home with

Her weekly groceries.
It immediately

Threw me back to the days
where I helped you

Bring your bags home.
I swallowed the rising

Lump in my throat,
swallowed back the

Tears that threatened to come,
and went to help

My grandmother,
your mother,

Bring her groceries home;
a simple gesture,

And it needed
to be done.


Thursday, November 22, 2012


As we all gathered
this evening, I once again
gave thanks that you are
always present, although you
are always missed every day.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hearing the joyous
sounds of singing and music,
neighboring buildings
readying themselves for the
upcoming holiday.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


As the days go by,
my thread continues to weave
between my stories,
the tapestry of my life
always changing, evolving.


She Awaits

She awaits the glow
of the moon's glistening rays,
for that is the source
of her determined nature,
rising to new challenges.


Monday, November 19, 2012


You spend countless days
wishing for a better life,
and I am always
a phone call away, crossing
the clouded lines of distance.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Always There

As the holidays
draw closer, you are always
on my mind. Never 
will I forget your patience
and unrelenting passion.



On calm afternoons
such as these, I am thankful
that I can reflect
on peaceful days and the warm
companionship of true friends.


Friday, November 16, 2012


I breathe and give thanks
while the waxing moon glows high
in the darkened sky.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Passing Time

As my time away
from pain increases, I am
thankful for my friends'
words of support, knowing that
solitude won't last forever.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mend the Wounds

The lines that connected
us together are torn,

Damaged beyond repair.
I've done everything in

My power to fix a
broken situation,

But it was not to be,
the conflict too severe,

And I needed to walk
away before I drowned

In a sea of doubt and
confusion, and while I

Stand now and try to keep 
my soul serene, you try

To accuse me as the
cause of your broken lines,

Directing the source of
such disrepair on me,

Never accepting the 
task to resolve your life,

Expecting me to bind 
all your fractures, never

Accepting the fact that
it takes two to mend wounds.

I walk away from pain
So I can live in peace.


Monday, November 12, 2012


Each moment comes and
goes like rolling waves, each one
as memorable as the last.



Being honest with
yourself is the most precious
thing. While some may laugh
and chastise your decision,
you must stay true to your heart.


Sunday, November 11, 2012


Nothing will make
me happier

Than spending a
quiet day with

You, walking side
by side along

A path, sharing
our deepest thoughts

And dreams, our
attention focused

On each other,
Spending countless

Hours in each
others' company.


Peel Through

Peel through the layers
to discover the beauty
in our fractured world,
looking past imperfections
to understand our stories.


Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Life Thus Far

In those moments
of solitude

I have the chance
to think about

The events in
my life thus far.

Although the days
are filled with doubt,

I am thankful
that I chose to

Leave my old home
filled with despair,

Anger and loss
sharing the space.

I now have the
time to think on

How grateful I
am to make that

Choice to leave and
live in complete



Friday, November 9, 2012

Look Past

Look past differences,
beyond preconceived notions,
and view the soul within.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Abrupt Ends

There comes a time
when severing a thread

Is necessary,
cutting the frayed cord

Before it grows
more decayed.

A line that began
with mutual

Understanding switches
to confusion,

Talking grows
into tirades,

And then you realize
that maintaining the line

Is damaging
your spirit.

Best to sever
a weak thread

In order to continue
your tapestry of life.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012


The role I play
in life is mine.

After living for years
playing a role

For someone else,
thinking I could adapt

And have it flow
with my true self,

The frustration I felt
told me otherwise.

I played the role
until I realized

My true part to play
was more worthwhile.

The role I play
in life is mine,

Truly mine, to
show the world.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Inner Strength

In days of great stress,
I draw from my inner strength
to attain sweet peace.



I search for you, yet
you are not here.

I search for your
soothing gaze,

Searching for warmth
in your embrace,

Yet a cold space
surrounds me.

I search for a
listening ear,

Someone to share
thoughts and dreams with,

Yet what shares my
space is silence.

I search for you, yet
you are not here.