Poetry ~ I Believe

I believe in hope
          even in moments of despair
I believe in trying
          even when helping seems futile
I believe in carrying on
          even when I’m not calm
I believe in science
          even when science is in a
          constant state of discovery 
I believe in staying close to those I love
          even when I must do so from a distance
I believe in humanity
          even though we're suffering
I believe "this too shall pass"
          even though we will be forever changed

Poetry ~ Beware!

Beware the skeleton key unlocking family lore
Beware the whispers behind closed doors

Beware the secrets on the diary page
Beware the fire fueled with rage

Beware the dark night illuminating your fears
Beware the sorrow that brings no tears

Beware the heart lacking desire
Beware the mind no longer inspired

But, most importantly,

Beware the monsters under your bed
for those are the monsters that live in your head

Poetry ~ Tied in Knots


I am
tied in knots!

Bound.
Entangled.
Tethered.
Limited.

The more
I struggle
the tighter
the knots.

If I could
just …

relax,
breathe,
clear my mind,
open my heart,

allow
the knots
to loosen,

allow
the ropes
to fall.

Surrender.

I could
be free
from the
prison of
beliefs
that have me 
tied in knots