Inside

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Inside

 

I’m drowning in myself

Lost in thoughts

Worries, fear.

Caught up in the current of

My own emotions

Too busy

To even look for a life raft.

Knowing I’m loosing

Unable to do

Anything to help.

I keep falling

Deeper, down and down.

Things get fuzzy

Up is down

Down is up

Nothing makes sense.

Pull back

All you see

Is me

Standing,

Going through the motions.

Inside I’m lost

In a sea

I no longer feel

Struggling just to stay

Afloat.

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Theif

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Thief

 

Under the cover of darkness

They came

Silent as the night

Took it without a thought,

No care for

Any but themselves.

Breaking, trashing,

Ruining

They carried on,

Stranding

Once they were through.

I never saw them,

Never heard their steps

But I feel it,

Their presence

Every time I walk outside,

As I look at the recovered

Car,

I see the remnants of their

Theft,

See the mess,

Smell the stench.

I can’t get the image

Out of my head.

I can’t help but wander

Who, why, where.

Can’t help but feel

Them behind me as I walk down

Streets,

Can’t quite

Feel the same as before.

They only took a thing,

But they changed me

Without even knowing it.

Too Much

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Too Much

 

Did you ever feel

Too much?

I wake to feel

Another day

Intensity so great

I’ve no idea

How to get out of bed.

Doesn’t matter the

Emotion

Joy, sadness

Equally consuming.

When it hits

It is completely

My whole world is colored

With the feeling.

No matter

How I try to fight, or to allow,

It takes over me.

I feel too much,

Too deeply,

But it is who I am

It is my sensitivity

Equally my blessing and my curse.

Breathed

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Breathed

 

To be breathed,

To allow

Your body

To relax,

Let go enough

To be breathed

By something greater

Something beyond, it

Will change you.

Open

To the possibility

That there is more.

Recognize

It within you

Act only as a witness

As it moves

Through every limb.

Feel as it refreshes you

Makes you again

Whole.

Frozen

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Frozen

 

Icy waters drip

In the sunshine,

It’s cold,

My heart frozen over

In the winter chill.

Hard to feel

Too much to handle.

Let it stay locked away

Inside.

I have no words

No way to start

To explain

All that’s going on.

I’ll wait till

Spring

Thaws away the ice

Keeping it all inside.

Maybe in the warmth

I’ll be ready

To feel it all.

Your Voice

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Your Voice

 

It’s about finding your voice

About knowing

What you want

What you need

And standing up for that.

No matter how small

How seemingly inconsequential

It’s about making you

Important.

About valuing yourself

Enough

To go after

What you deserve.

Knowing you deserve to be loved

Starting by loving yourself.

Another Winter Scene

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Another Winter Scene

 

In the waning light of day

Shadows stretch

Far behind.

Standing lonely

Above the world,

Empty,

Covered in a white blanket

Untouched, unmarred.

Lonely atop

A snowy hill.

Silence pierces

Treetops

Spindly arms scarcely

Blocking the view

The lake laid out below,

Peaceful in its winter glory.

It’s just another winter scene.