Month: June 2018

Sense

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Hear with your heartThe drum of the otherHear with your soulThe call for compassionHear with your mindThe cry for company And listen, listen, listenAnd bear witness to the unseenAnd be better than yourself… a little every day

Warning harsh language!

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we are caught in dichotomies things are either black or white but this is not how we heal we heal in the inbetween spaces we heal in odem of prayer we heal in unconditional love but but but I hate your guts I hate everything you stand for I hate your manipulation I hate your abuse I hate your lies I hate your pettiness I hate your professional victimhood I hate your refusal to live […]

There is a reason for fairy tales

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Outtakes

for tales we tell again and again and yet we don’t seem to learn from these tales of ours as they repeat over and over and over again a different place a different time and different characters sometimes somewhere somewhen some of us parallel reenact the same story a story that has already been told a story of pain a story of hurt pride a story of too much ego a story that ultimately ends […]

Abuse

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prayer

when the abuser believes to be the victim when they don’t see the damage they cause when they cry wolf to distract from grey fur showing through the sheep skin when everyone but a few understand exactly who the wolf is when their manipulation freys at the edges when happiness threatens their reality when their forgetting isn’t holding in the demons anymore whereever they turn the demons are everywhere there is no escape

An act of writing

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Is an act of self-care An act of connecting An act of healing An act of civic duty An act of kindness An act of giving voice Voice to the voiceless the unseen the unheard Sometimes just the unseen parts of us the unheard sorrows the unwitnessed joys that pepper loneliness and make it more acute An act of writing Is an act of being An act of forgiving An act of punishing An act […]

Hold

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Hold my coffee and watch me! Hold onto life as if you could. Hold out for better things Hold me tight! Hold on for the ride. Don’t hold your breath. What else have you been told to hold? How much do you unwittingly carry? How often have you waited in vain? How much have you relied on others to carry you? Are you enjoying the ride; or are you too concerned? Are you still not […]

Love Lost

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I long But you, you play I burn But you, you freeze I crave But you, you starve I seek But you, you hide I speak But you won’t hear I sing But you won’t listen I paint But you won’t see I write But you won’t read So here I stand Just me No more No less But you, you cannot see Me   ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ For C: I could after all do it …

You Can

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You can know yourself Like the back of your hand You can love yourself With all your might You can shine a light Into the dark corners of your soul While holding a poker –Just in case You can forgive So generously As if your life depended on it –It just might You can kick Your own backside Gently but assertive –When needs be You can stand tall Within yourself With pride and humility And […]

You cannot

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You cannot cross the same river twice You cannot go back to change regrets You cannot predict where tomorrow carries you You cannot know then what you know now You cannot sing an unwritten song You cannot feel when you are numb You cannot hear over the noise in your mind You cannot see what’s right in front of you You cannot fix what’s meant to break You cannot heal without looking in the mirror […]