I DIDN’T KNOW

I watch you growing up And I find myself alone Begging for the strength To one day let you go To watch you walk away No more bedtime stories No more skinned knees No more “but mom please” I didn’t know… I’d run out of time so soon That you’d be mindlessly Saying goodbye each…

SMALL SKELETONS

  We sat silent And content With eyes Still full of sleep Waiting for the bus The sky was still dark Like it usually is Because school Starts way too early And we listened As the wind Kicked up the leaves Newly crisp and dead From Fall’s bully breath They sounded Like skeletons Dancing On concrete Sidewalks And…

INTO THE WORLD

If we were vines I would wrap around you And I would strengthen you You would grow higher More sturdy and sure And you would bloom And I would bloom Together We would bloom But as most vines do You would also be free To branch out And see what there is Of a world…

DRAGONFLIES AND CHOPSTICKS

Many years ago I bought my 7 year old daughter an  Oragami kit.  After dinner one night she decided to open it.  She made me a cup and a paper airplane.  I remember thinking to myself how fun it looked and asked her to hand me the Oragami book so I could find something amazing to make.…

BEAUTIFULLY CONNECTED

It is International Women’s Day so I wanted to celebrate my favorite girl in the whole world.  I use my voice for her sake.  I love you my beautiful daughter. A video of us 🙂 The moment I saw you Your eyes swallowed my reality Held completely captive Seeing into the deepest part of me Your…

A MOTHER’S COMPASSION

Written by: Amanda Eifert Blogger at: MandiBelle16   When I was about four-years-old, my Mom, my brother Justin, and I, arrived home to our condo after errands my Mom had needed to run. We started to get out of our van when a woman approached my Mother. The woman desperately needed money so she could…

TO BE YOURSELF

TO BE YOURSELF Written by Sandy Ramsey Blogger at: An Honest Sinner   One of the most difficult ideas for me to grasp in this life has been the concept of how to be yourself. When you grow up without the advice to do such a thing or any idea of how to begin, you sometimes…

THE CYCLE

  THE CYCLE written by Mandi Castle Blogger at: Mandi Castle It starts again. The cycle. The never ending punch in the gut, jolt to the heart, baffling cycle. The first stage: Denial “Have you talked to mom?” The question I hate to hear when one of my four brothers calls. “Yes.” I close my…

THE WILL TO LIVE

It comes and goes Like a river flows Over topography Volatile churning Erasing solid rock Yawning and tired Old and worn out Until it finds her Endless beauty Never changing Diving into air Lunging into life Eternal love So much so She feels like life