i know now

Monday, January 30, 2017


you asked me
why
you might not remember
for it was awhile ago
but
i froze
i didn't know
how to answer
it was a basic question
something
i should have the answer to
right
but you see
sometimes
the simple questions
are the hardest to answer
sometimes
they're so much more
than little me
it's been awhile
and now
i see
what i didn't before
and now
i know why
but you
you don't care to know
why
anymore
that's okay
at least now
i have an answer
even if i'm never asked
again




observing the dreamers

Friday, January 27, 2017


maybe
the moon isn't so dead
after all
perhaps
the moon is much more
alive
than the rest of us
from shining its light
for passionate dancers
lovers twirling in the street
to peaking in through the window
comforting those alone
crying into their pillows
observing the dreamers
and sleepers
the adventurers
and worriers
the excited
and heartbroken
indeed
the moon has seen
far more
than any one
could ever dream




drowning

Friday, January 20, 2017


i sink
deeper
deeper
deeper
until the sun
no longer reaches me
i struggle
harder
harder
harder
but i fall
with no control
so my hand reaches
up
up
up
and i'm pulled
out of the darkness
because of his
love
love
love
i am no longer
drowning




she lived

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


the world outside
was sad
it pierced her heart
with icy winds
and in every step
the ground cracked
beneath her
she was isolated
afraid
for this was not
her home
yet
she carried on
because she knew
one day
she will be taken home
and today
it was her job
to make that known
to others
so she smiled
and
she lived




rescue us

Sunday, January 15, 2017


it's easy
to want to be
rescued
and to think
people
can do just that
we throw our
burdens
on them
we lay out our
hearts
and we give them
our deepest darkest
secrets
rescue me
we whisper
make me feel whole
make me feel special
make me feel forgiven
rescue me
but these people
they're just like you and i
with heavy burdens
hurting hearts
painful secrets
they too are whispering
rescue me
who will save us
now




her last smile

Wednesday, January 4, 2017


once
i knew this lady
who always smiled
you see
she was a lonely person
with no loved one
to hold her tight
during the dark nights
her children were grown
off in the world
making a life for themselves
i'm so proud of them
she would say
they're such good kids
yet
these children never called
never came home
because they were
busy
or something
still
this lady
she was happy
her eyes held wrinkles
only made possible
by laughter
she filled her house
with memories
the smell of brown sugar
and yellow roses
when it got too
quiet
which was often
she filled the silence
with prayer
for she knew
he was enough for her
one day
this lady
her heart stopped
some say
it was from loneliness
that this life
was too much for her
but i like to think
it was because
her heart was too full
with goodness
dying
she gave one last smile
to the world
that had been so
unkind to her
and went to be
with her savior
forevermore