Poem of the Week #15: Finally! (Part 2)

Finally (Part 2)

As if ice is sliding within his veins

he shakes nervously at the altar

as he waits for his bride, anxious thoughts

begin to fill his mind.

 

Hoping not to forget and stumble over his vows,

Hoping that no one will notice the ketchup stain

he’s attempting to hide under his tie.

He wonders if he’s even worthy of her.

 

Everyone looks at the beginning of the aisle

as the pianist plays Wedding March.

He takes a deep breath as he sees

the love of his life approach him.

 

Her flowery, white dress flows

along with her dark hair as

she gracefully walks toward the altar.

She’s holding bright yellow flowers,

and wearing her biggest smile.

 

A tear comes to the groom’s eye.

The shaking stops

the anxious thoughts silence.

Seeing her luminous smile,

her excitement as they make eye contact;

he realizes no matter what mistakes he makes

she’ll still love him.

 

She finally reaches the altar,

the music fades.

This is it, this is the moment

when forever begins.

 

Poem of the Week #14: Peace

Its icy cold grasp is

finally slipping…

 

I reach for the jagged door

that’s been shut for as long

as I’ve been battling this monster.

 

Giving me painful chills,

scaring me out of my mind,

forcing me to stay with it

in the darkness…

 

It took me nearly most my life

but I found the door

I know it will be painful to open, but not as painful

as being stuck in chains and trembling to death.

 

The door has no handle

I fit my fingers in between the crack and the wall

Blood runs down my hands

as I slowly but surely

make progress.

Pain, about to take over my will

The monster grasps me again.

“No, no more!”

The door flies open, I lose my grip.

The door hits the monster in the face.

I sprint through the opening

I fall, the light blinding.

 

I realize, I’m on grass

its dew, heals my wounds.

My eyes adjust. I’m in a meadow.

No more monsters, no more darkness.

The breeze of Peace overtakes me

for the first time I can breathe.

I do regret taking so long to find you, Peace,

but I’d rather find you late in life than never at all.

Short Story Published!

Hello everyone! I’m super excited to share with you that my new short story, “Allura,” was published yesterday on wordhaus.com! I wrote it for a contest which had the theme of “rock bottom.” Basically, all contestants had to write about a character, or characters, who can’t seem to get a break and are basically trapped in a rut. My story was about a young woman who loves music wants to make her family proud by being the first woman in her family to graduate college. But her dream is dashed when she finds out she failed her last semester of college.

It would be much appreciated if you check it out. You can read it here http://www.wordhaus.com/allura/. I hope you enjoy it!

Poem of the Week #13: Finally!

Finally!

 

High as the sky above him.

He can barely stand.

Randomized, happy thoughts speeding through his mind

at more than a breakneck pace.

 

He can’t believe it,

He always dreamed it would happen.

For years, he feared the worst

but that fear, unnecessary.

There was never anything to be afraid of,

never a reason to suffer long nights

surrounded with paranoia and restlessness.

 

He is finally going to begin his life anew

filled with everything he ever wanted.

No words can describe this excitement he feels.

He can’t contain it; he shouts to the world,

 

“She said, ‘Yes!'”

 

Poem of the Week #12: Kindness

My mind was clouded

by the bitterness of my soul

and the nagging pain in my spirit.

I was lead through the dark

by the hurt of past transgressions

committed against me

until an unexpected act of kindness

touched my dainted heart.

 

The fog cleared,

the bitterness melted,

the nagging pain finally seized.

This act, made me realize that

I am special, and I am worth something.

The painful events of the past never matter,

only the actions of the present.

After thinking of myself as an invisible,

valueless piece of nothingness,

this random gift received by

a stranger erased these thoughts.

 

Now it is my turn.

I need to spread kindness

and the joy it brings.

I vow to show love to others

as love was shown to me.

 

Every life is precious

and should be reminded so.