The storm that lives inside simmer and stirs... exploding in unexpected moments, disrupting the silence that stands between us.
I Dodge bullets while trapped in glass, and home has become thick and transparent ~ leaving nothing left to question, and very few answers.
Watching time pass, you run to nothing... in search of diversions down empty hallways, and crying frustration.
Relief remains elusive... a fruitless journey with no destination; chaotic and noisy ~ where judgement is harsh and the sentence is mandated misery.
You, who's seen the darkness
yet searches for the light
You, who's been to hell and back,
exhausted from the fight.
You, who's lived the pain
yet chooses Love instead
You, who's heart's been shattered,
and left hanging by a thread.
You; you are a flicker
which cannot be snuffed out
In spite of all you've been through,
In spite of any doubt.
You, who's seen destruction
which most could not conceive,
yet searches for the beauty
even when it hurts to breathe.
You, you are my hero
and you don't even know
how your presence keeps me going;
draws me into flow.
So when you're feeling useless,
hopeless, broken, flawed, or blue
know that I can see your flame,
and feel those feelings too.
And your soul, it is unbreakable...
perfect, whole, and true,
so even death cannot not destroy
the essence which is you.
Please remember in the darkest times
you don't have to be strong,
cause Life will hold a space for you
and you'll ALWAYS belong.
Today is the day to release the lies;
look yourself in the eyes,
and come back home.
Today is the day to let go of the shame;
ditch the guilt and the blame.
It wasn't your fault.
Today is the day to let the Love in;
and accept what's yours.
You've always belonged.
Today is the day to trust your heart;
it knows the way.
You were always enough.
Today is the day to step into you;
forget what they said.
Stand in your truth.
Today is the day to start living again.
Mistakes don't exist;
there are none to defend.
Today is the day to push past the fear.
Your future is waiting;
success is near.
Today is the day to let go of what's done.
You survived and you stayed.
You've already won.
I see you... on the good days and bad
When it hurts... I am holding your hand
When it's futile... 'cause they can't understand
I hear you... when you think no one can
If you're empty... having laid your heart bare
In the quiet... with no words left to share
When it's lonely... and no one seems to care
In this moment... I will find my way there
I'm the message... that you see in the sky
I am rainbows... when you ask for a sign
And the sparrow... living curiously nigh
Near the windows... peering into your life
I am soaring... where the sky meets the sea
Out of darkness... we are finally free
I will help you... get where you're meant to be
Now be mindful... and the path will be seen
You chose me... just as I once chose you
To learn lessons... and find our way through
It’s your turn now… to live life anew
Lean into the love… your heart; your truth.
I wasn't ready
and neither were you
our wounds still open
the grieving not through.
A meeting of hearts
both healing yet raw
holding our breath
to avoid the pitfalls.
I looked at you smiling
attempting to free
the lighthearted one
that you asked me to be.
it had to, I know
I'd hoped for connection
in spite of it, though.
Our talk, it stayed small
and walls straight and tall
left no room for comfort
or closeness at all.
Camped on my island
the feeling was strong
that it was too much
and I didn't belong.
I sensed my presence
was painful for you
as was seeing her face
as I entered the room.
Wish I wasn't broken
or bleeding or blue
I want to be light
and easy for you.
This is my journey
and though it won't be
the one you have planned
it is just right for me.
So in our sweet time
we'll remember the love
that brought us together
is waiting above.
She won't let us down
and hears when we cry
now closer than ever;
no need for goodbye.
~R. Jade McAuliffe
Will you return to hold my hand
I need your strength to understand
cause my heart aches with words unsaid
racing through my troubled head
I long to hear your quiet voice
but it's not a choice
Few know about the bond we share
and how you helped to fuse the tear
you validated what I knew
the same truth that tormented you
This loss has left a gaping hole
but they can't kill your ardent soul
You still live on to teach and guide
and help me from the other side
I'll stay strong to shine our light
until it's time to reunite
and love will find a way to mend
this brokenness inside... again