Category Archives: Poems

Pause

I paused today to be Thankful.
I am Thankful for this day.
I am Thankful for life.
I am Thankful to breath.
I am Thankful for the ability to live and breathe another day.

Life is worth living.
Life gets better.

Pause, live and breathe another day.


Spread the Love


Look around you and pause.
Hug that friend or loved one.
Tell them they are LOVED.

Hold their hand.
Comfort them.
Be there for them.

I cry for you.
I feel your pain.
I feel your sorrow.
I feel your grief.

Know I am here.
Know you are Loved.
Know I understand.
Know I am here for you.

Look around you and pause.
Hug that friend or loved one.
Tell them they are LOVED.

Pause for a moment of silence.

Spread the Love.
Today and every day.


A Moment In Time

Today I was feeling a little sorry for myself.
I had a lot happen this week.
Deaths seem to come and go a lot.
Sadness and sickness in my family comes and goes a lot.
My life is still undecided up in the air.
It is hard not knowing.
It is hard waiting.
It is hard.

Tonight by chance I ended up taking a break.
Tonight I tried to do what seventeen year olds do.
I saw a movie.
It seems innocent enough.
I took my mother and we saw a movie together.
It was supposed to be fun.
It wasn’t until we walked in that I realized where we were.
How could I be so absent minded to pick this theatre?
How could this place still exist?
Why didn’t Aurora tear it down?

I paused as we walked past the police in the movie theatre.
I paused as my mother made us sit close to an exit.
I paused when my mother instructed me to run for the exit if needed.
I paused and thought about those who sat before me in this theatre.

Now I would like to ask all of you to pause.
Take a moment and think of what you are thankful for.
I am thankful I am alive tonight.
I am thankful for all that God has given me.

My life has its ups and downs.
It has its death and sorrows.
It has life.

I realize life is worth living.
I realize life is worth fighting for.
I realize how lucky I am.

My hope is that you pause and realize too.
Life is worth living.
Live is worth fighting for.
Yes life has its ups and downs but that is what makes it special.
Live your life, every moment to the fullest.

This is my prayer for you my friends.
Live your lives.
Be happy.

I Thank God for you.
I Thank God for me.
I pray you heal.
I pray I heal.
I pray for the sun to shine and break through the darkness.
I pray that tomorrow will be the best day for you.

Sleep well my friends God is with thee.


No Sleep

By Anonymous

Night after night no sleep.
Night time is the worst.
In the darkness is the unknown.
In the darkness is fear and sadness.

I do not go out at night.
I stay in safe from the darkness.
He cannot come in.
He cannot find me.
I am safe behind my locked door.

I nap during the day.
Or sleep with a loved one to protect me.
The fear of what will happen is hard to overcome.
Trusting in another to save me and protect me is hard.

I must trust others to help me.
To keep me safe.
To care for me.
To shelter me from harm.

Or I will never feel again.
Or I will never be safe.
Or I will never go out at night.
Or I will never sleep.

I want to heal.
I want to be safe.
I want to be free of my guilt and shame.
I want to come and go without fear of the night.
I want to smile again.
I want to feel like me.
I want to sleep peacefully.

In time when I look in the mirror the face that looks back will look like me.
In time that face will heal from cuts and bruises and will look like me.
In time I will heal on the outside.
In time I will heal on the inside.
In time I hope to trust again.

Tonight I will trust a loved one to protect me.
Tonight I will be safe.
Tonight I will sleep.

I pray you have someone to watch over you.
I pray for your safety.
I pray for you to sleep.


For My Sister


Sleep sister I feel your pain.
Sleep sister know I am here for you.
Sleep sister you are loved.
Sleep sister you need to heal.
Sleep sister I’ll see you soon.


Loss of Innocence

R

revolting, repulsive, repellent

A

abominable, awful, abhorrent, atrocious, appalling

P

pugnacious, petulant

E

execrable, emasculated


I Need Feminism

I need feminism because the belief still exists that feminism is a way for women to destroy men rather than a way for men and women to have equal opportunities in their lives.

I need feminism because my job application should be a judgment of my skills and not my gender.

I need feminism because there are people who think, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke does not promote rape culture.

I need feminism because the belief still exists that men should hide their emotions and that women are too emotional.

I need feminism because rape is still joked about.

I need feminism because I’m tired of children being subject to gender roles i.e. blue is for boys and pink is for girls.

I need feminism because my emotions and the expressing of my opinions should not be blamed on my period.

I need feminism because anyone should be able to cry without being told to “man up” or to “not be such a girl”.

I need feminism because people should be able to wear whatever they want to express themselves without being afraid or seen as “asking for it”.