Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Window

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I awoke with a loneliness in my gut.

My face

Damp with tears I must have cried

In a nightmare.

I turned to my side

And

Set my sight

On the light

Fighting to filter through those

Dusty,

Lifeless

Curtains covering my window.

And I knew

Come what may,

The only way

That soul healing light was ever going

To shine on me

Was if I got up and opened those

Curtains

Myself.

Free

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I hope wherever you are,

You are

Free

Now.

Free to be your beautiful self.

And when anyone tries to stifle you,

You don’t ever hold back.

I hope you see through them

And know now it’s not about you,

Their fear.

It never was.

You,

So beautiful.

Too free for some people to handle,

And too much  yourself

That it terrified them to see how much they

Themselves

Hold back.

How they keep themselves in chains.

I imagine you dancing and singing at the top of your lungs

While the leaves fall at your feet,

Some wild autumn wind playing in your hair.

And I know

You

Are

Free.

Open Your Door

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Remember those feelings you have on a day you are struggling.

Perhaps standing still.

Perhaps crawling.

And know that others feel that way.

See them when you look around.

You will recognize them.

Instead of building walls

Against them,

Open

Your door

And step outside to meet them.

Step outside and greet them.

Offer compassion.

Offer love.

For we will never get better

If we do not

Lift each other up.

If we all choose to stay behind walls

And defenses

Alone,

We will never

Heal as people.

Alone.