Googling friendship in the middle of the night

I'm currently having another sleepless night.  You know the kind of night where you just lay in bed, flipping and turning, pulling the covers over you only to kick them back off.  Arm under the head.  One leg kicked out to the side.  On your back.  On your stomach.  Adjust the pillow.  Stick one foot … Continue reading Googling friendship in the middle of the night

Self-destruction (poem)

History always repeats itself Life on a loop as we make the same mistakes that we swore we'd never do As we're edging ever closer to the inevitable end Life is just a showdown Life is no longer lived What will become of prayers, hopes, and dreams What are we creating building a world on … Continue reading Self-destruction (poem)

People vs. Love

I was talking with a friend recently.  For the sake of this post I shall name this friend Erin.  Erin is an great friend to many around her.  She is a devoted spouse and parent.  She is a positive influence.  But Erin is wearing a mask.  But, honestly, aren't we all wearing some form of … Continue reading People vs. Love

Addiction

Old habits never really die They simply lie in wait Hibernating like a bear To attack hungrily when it wakes Withdrawl, recover, relapse again A sated head hung in shame Hating yourself for giving in Dying to do it again How does it end Where will it stop The merry-go-round of addiction Will crack you … Continue reading Addiction

Silently Loud (poem)

My head and hand on your chest I can hear your heartbeat I can feel it against my ear You feel so close to me You seem almost real You seem so near I can smell your scent I can hear your voice I can close my eyes and see you But the illusion is … Continue reading Silently Loud (poem)

Endless Winter (poem)

Winter started long ago Ushered by the summer wind that blew No more bright days of warmth Only a fragile memory or two While summer burned so bright and hot Snow suffocated all that gave life Ice hardened everything it touched A broken heart in eternal frozen night While summer burned like an inferno Winter … Continue reading Endless Winter (poem)

It’s Time For You To Move On

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.  (Ephesians 4:31-31, NIV)  (Courtesy of biblegateway.com) Forgiveness.  It can sometimes be a hard thing to come by.  Whether you are seeking … Continue reading It’s Time For You To Move On

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 26 – Things You’d Say To An Ex

My mom once gave me a wonderful bit of wisdom after a break up:  "Boyfriends are like jeans.  You have to try on several to find the one that fits perfectly." I had my first boyfriend when I was 13 years old.  His name was Dave McFall.  I'm friends with him to this day. I … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 26 – Things You’d Say To An Ex

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 23 – A Family Member You Dislike

Family.  We love them.  They drive us crazy.  They share some of our most meaningful moments.  They lift us up when we have fallen.  They know our history and share in our future.  But, let's be honest, despite how much we love our family, there are certain members of family tree that we just don't … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 23 – A Family Member You Dislike

30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 10 – A Fruit You Dislike and Why

Banana, apples, grapes (red and green), strawberries, kiwi, oranges, pineapple, cantaloupe, peaches.  No this is not my grocery list.  This is a list of fruit that I love.  I'm sure I missed some, but you get the point.  Yes, I love a tasty, chocolatey candy bar, but there is something delectable about the natural and … Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 10 – A Fruit You Dislike and Why