A MARRIAGE AND ITS PRECIPICE

I originally wrote this piece for a Daily Prompt in 2013 regarding faith.  It started out about faith but became sort of a letter to my husband.  Some things take time to understand fully.  Relationships are hard… but should they be? Marriage…to someone who is not of the same faith was the first time I…

IT’S IN THE PIECES

Our relationship wouldn’t last long I could see the end before it even began I knew that truth even as I held out my hand Your eyes were speaking volumes Damaged they said Handle with care they said Your words carefully guarded Small hesitant snippets here Carefully thought out sentiments there You need my help,…

YESTERDAY’S FACE

I wander through the hallways Straightening pictures that I took Smiling at the memories And every place we stood I’ll leave them hanging As I pack every single box There on the same wall With the same ticking clock I will leave the story written For others to erase Because I don’t have the heart…

WHEN FOREVER LIES

Written by Edward Hotspur and Hastywords It pains me to see that look Unfolding behind your eyes Desire for someone else Fueling a passion full of lies It hurts for me to see you stare And smile so blissfully At someone across the room When you’re sitting next to me It’s not just your choice…

THE BEATEN PATH

Robert Frost asked me which road I’d take And I looked at the yellow woods pondering Before noticing he, as well, was wondering Once started, once decided, once planned We would be either on one or the other And we would either be alone or together We sat and conversed in lengths and lengths The…

BELIEVE IN LOVE

  Believe in love even when it’s hard Hope even when it’s complicated Strive for unity even in the face of diversity and remember Bravery makes impossibilities possible

WILL YOU BE MINE?

Before my eyes ever landed on yours, we had talked for hours on the phone. Remember the phones that actually had to be connected by a cord to the wall? The phones you couldn’t stray too far from so you ended up lying flat on your back on the hard floor because talking was more…

AIN’T NO SUNSHINE

Do you ever read something you wish you had written? Something that stops your heart but then makes sure to restart it before it’s finished? I met Mandi very briefly not too long ago and she not only does that with her writing but she does it with her presence too. She is beautiful, the…

A FAMILY IS…

If you had asked me 3 years ago if I would ever risk meeting someone I had met over the internet I would have said, “are you mad?”  How do you know who is on the other end of the screen?  They could be psycho-vampire-killer-monster-zombies! But now? Now I would say I think I have…