Poetry is a clear window into the heart. I often write to express the thoughts and emotions inside me--not knowing what will appear on the page but invariably discovering more about myself and the world around me.

Control

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2011

I'm in control
But I'm not

I have my choices
My choice to think
My choice to speak
My choice to move
My choice to interpret my world
 
I can tell you how i feel
I can attempt to convince you with words
I can try to physically move you
I can even ask you to take on my world interpretation
 
In the end though
You have your choices
To think
To speak
To move
And interpret
 
So I have control
Some anyway
In my own choices
But no control
Really
Over you
Unless you give it
And less control over the world

So here we are
Not in control
But wanting it
Because we need love
And if we can't make it happen
How will we ever get love?

We wait for it
We ask those we love for it without demanding it
We move into spaces of possible love
We believe that love is waiting for us
And we realize We are not in control of it
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Love Wins

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011

In the end
When it's all said and done
Love wins

I'm not talking about sissy love
I'm talking about real love
Unconditional
Dig it out of the dirt
Fighting for hearts
Love

Love wins
It throws fear out of the ring
It says, it doesn't matter
What you do
What you say
How much you fail
I love you anyway

It may take decades
It may take hours
But love wins

We think we have it figured out
We think we know how to get around the anxiety
How to eliminate the fear 
We don't

Love works
Doesn't always feel right
Sometimes feels impossible
But love will always win

In the end
I'm going to keep loving
Keep fighting
For your heart
For my heart
For their hearts

In the end
You will know
I will know
They will know
Love

Deep
Abiding
Comforting
Real
Love   Read More »

The Joy of Not Knowing

Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Knowing
Knowing
It isn't reality

Knowing creates fears
Guides our choices
Creates judgment

Knowing brings pain
To me
To others

Not knowing
Not knowing
Is reality

Not knowing creates love
Leaves us open
Creates curiosity

Not knowing brings healing
To me
To others   Read More »

Born to Make a Difference

Posted Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I'm scared
Did I do this?
Did I leave myself vulnerable?
Wasn't this what I wanted?

I took the leap
I left safety
Now I'm out on the ocean
Wondering when I'm gonna hit shore
Or if I ever will

It's like they say:
Sink or swim
Well, I'm swimming

Isn't this what we dream about? 
As kids? 
As adults? 
Living a wild adventure 
Discovering our calling 
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Perspective

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011

It's a funny thing
How we look at the world
How we decide
How we know
Without a doubt
That we're right
And they are wrong

It's interesting
Don't you think?
To watch
To observe
To wonder
What makes people tick

Their actions
Our actions
Aren't we all
Just figuring it out?

My perspective
Your perspective
It's a choice
It's a coat
A hat
A pair of shoes
That we put on

The sadness
The frustration
The victimhood
Comes
When we are stuck
Stuck in our outfits

This is the time
To try on something new
Wear someone else's shoes
Put on a different hat
Try on a new coat

You'll be surprised
By what you learn
About them
About me
About you

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My Vow

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011

Once I held on tight
Gripped it with all I had
It was my vow
My promise
To God
To the world

It sustained me
Kept me going
Gave me purpose
Helped me know
I was on the right track

It proved my love
It proved my perseverance
I was going to hold on
No matter what

Unlike all those other people
The men and women
Caught in their chaotic lives
No attention to vows
No promises to God

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Doubters

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Around every corner
Around each turn
They sit
They wait

They protect you
From you
They keep you safe
 
Safe from ridicule
Safe from guilt
Safe from losing friends
Safe from dangerous ideas
 
They really are
Just trying to help
They served you
Once
Kept you in line at school
At home
With your friends
Helped you fit in

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Who's Rescuing Me?

Posted Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I did it again
I saved the day
Everyone's impressed
They can't say enough
About my kindness
My talent
My amazing-ness 

I feel good too
This is the life
Helping people
Caring for them
Service over self
At least that's what I say
To myself

Here's the truth
I do it
For me
For the rush
For the attention
For your praise

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Is This Really What You Hoped For?

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011

What were the dreams?
The adventures you were going to have?
When you were little?
When you believed it was possible?

Did it include the four walls
Of a cubicle?
Or driving in traffic
Two hours a day?
I doubt it  Read More »

Passion

Posted Wednesday, April 06, 2011

You are a coach
You want desperately for your clients
You want what they want
Peace
Progress and a
Passion for life

Passion
It means suffering
It means soaking up the marrow
It means living
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