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Rest / Poem

I have a take-home exam due on Sunday and have spent the last two days on my laptop, putting together essays about Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw. As a much needed break, today I went out into the cloudy day, seeing hardly anybody and enjoying a slow-paced walk. As I walked, I pondered writing […]

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Jesus

Poems and Psalms

Even though my poems about God are not necessarily the most eloquent or polished, there is something beautiful in the words I write as prayers. How many times has a prayer time, Bible time, turned into writing a poem to convey my heart that I then offer to God? These poems may not be wonderfully […]

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Honey / Poem

on nights such as this / I slow dance with the things you do not like about yourself / and I build them a home / and I call them something sweet / honey / and I tuck them into bed while singing them a lullaby / sing until they fall asleep / in the […]

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Surrender / Poem

Chaos inside my heart The usual storm of life Trying to see past the confusion Nothing ever lasts. But I don’t have to try When You are on the move You’re surrounding me, cleaning cobwebs It’s You I will choose. There’s nothing I can do on my own Nothing I have to prove You’re moving […]

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Float / Poem

I know the shore like it is home It bleeds into the ocean Becomes the floor of something all consuming. I find comfort in the shoreline But when the water hits me On the stomach I freeze. I do not want my toes to grip The grains as though they are friends I want to […]

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Poems

Fishing / Poem

Someone gives me a compliment I did not ask for, And you say I’m fishing for it. Only I did not want what I caught, I did not eat what I caught, I threw it back into the ocean Where every other nice word said about me Has sunk to the bottom. Why would I […]

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Mountain / Poem

I’m not calling you a liar I just don’t understand the truth I’m not saying you’re getting it wrong I just can’t get this mountain to move. I’m not saying you don’t care But I can’t keep walking this way I don’t think you’ve thought this through You keep telling this mountain to stay. As […]

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Today / Poem

The day was golden, If a bit insecure. The sky was hopeful of the dawn to follow. When no light was left The rain bled through the cracks in the stars And we thirsted no more. Our dreams became the new day, Expectant. The sun rose upon the grass, The grass that held drops of […]

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Gold / Poem

The jeans are grass stains from a day of rolling down hills Ripped on the fence we climbed over To escape the terror we created in our own minds. When we walk barefoot Your toe catches the seashells and they break from your weight. The moon is full A face of smiles You can only […]

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Writing

a creative life.

I want to create. I want to create and not care about the end product. I want to draw something and be happy without minding what it looks like. I want to play guitar and not care if someone is listening. I want to sing with joy. I want to dance in freedom. I want […]