Living “Now”

On a few of my past posts, I have mentioned the fact that I tried to grow up too fast for a large portion of my life. I don’t know if this ever happened to anyone else, but, from a very young age, it would make me so uncomfortable to receive help from people, even…

A Poem on a Friday Morning

I hope you find it. I hope you find your happiness, Your peace, And your place in the world. I hope you find love, Love of the purest kind, The kind that makes you smile every time you think of it. I hope you find all of the beauty in the world, In people, and…

A Letter Sent to the Past

A letter to the little girl with the curly hair: I want you to know that you are beautiful. Your hair isn’t too frizzy and your skin is fine. You need your glasses to see, and we both know you are too forgetful to wear contacts, wear your glasses, they look nice on you. Smile…

The Truth Will Set You Free

Why do people lie? The truth can be scary, it can be painful, complicated, difficult. But, isn’t the truth supposed to set us free? Well… is that what we want? Do we want to be free? Or, are we too comfortable, living in the cages we have built for ourselves? I lied a lot when…

I Am Strong Even When I Am Weak

I know what it’s like to carry the world on my shoulders, to feel like there is nothing that can knock me down. I know what it’s like to think I am invincible, as if there is nothing I can’t handle on my own. And I know what it’s like, to be awaken from such…

The Most Beautiful Words

“We are libraries.” I can still remember the words as if he said them yesterday. I can remember the calmness in his voice, and the way his shoulders would curve when he began to speak. He didn’t seem to realize what he had said, they were just words that had sprung up in his head…

A Poem For Your Wednesday

“I know. My hair is knotted, my eyes are filled with darkness, and my skin is scarred. I have wounds in my chest, my way of thinking is odd, my heart is treacherous, and my mind is lost. My feelings aren’t like butterflies, they are like lions, ravenous, and out of control . I am…

“Yes Man”

I have lived my entire life as a yes man, and I’m tired of it. I have a terrible fear of disappointng those around of being a burden instead of a help. Even when every bone in my body wants to scream “NO” the only thing that seems to crawl out of my mouth is,…

Anger-management

Growing up, I was taught that action upon feeling was normal and maybe even healthy. All around me, there were people that lashed out or burst into tears at the slightest sort of stimuli. So, I thought this was the way things were supposed to be, the way I was supposed to be. If I…