if only a whisper

***

Smiling in the face of adversity

brings courage and a strength

to our hearts

 

Smiling through difficulties

allows our souls

to shine the brighter

 

Smiling

even in the worst of times

raises our spirits

and brings a feeling

of satisfaction

that we are better

than those who hurt.

 

So smile, if only a whisper.

***

Release

as moonlight brightens my path
it strengthens the moment
causing a little sensation
to become
something other

as soon as those clouds
as soon as it is gone
the moon, in hiding
releases its halo

I take a step
which causes a little sensation
in the darkness
for here I am
becoming something other.

Be strong

***

Around each weakness
is another weakness
waiting to be turned into a strength
as sometimes we have to do
what’s right for ourselves.

Just because it hurts
doesn’t mean you have to feel it.

Be strong, be patient, be you
no matter what.

***

A Power Omniscient

You are, my love
my love
Little do you know it
but you are, my love
my love
Little do I know it
but I am, my love
your love

for there is a power within us
a power without us
a power omniscient

for there is a time of darkness
a time of lightness
a time unrelenting

for there is a passion within us
a passion without us
a passion profound

for there is a strength of courage
a strength of weakness
a strength enlightened

for there is a fragility within us
a fragility without us
a fragility chaotic

for there is a feeling of real
a feeling of magic
a feeling primal

for there is a treasure within us
a treasure without us
a treasure omniscient

for you are, my love
my love
Little do you know it
but you are, my love
my love
Little do I know it
but I am, my love
your love

 

This is a shortened version of the poem I wrote in 2015

Fear

Fear is here
fear is there
fear is around us
everywhere.

Fear is yours
and fear is mine
fear is inside us
counting the time.

Fear can slay us
fear can crush us
fear will help to
squash us and push us.

Fear for this
and fear for that
fear just wants to
pull till you snap.

Fear is frightened
fear is scared
fear can show us
how problems are shared.

Fear is only
as big as you let it
fear will help you
be strong and forget it.

Fear is wise
fear is smart
fear is inside
your soul and your heart.

Fear is only
the tool of your mind
fear will help you
be strong and unwind

Fear will promise
fear will cry
fear will listen
when you stand up and try.

Fear will shrivel
and fear will hide
fear will go running
to a place far outside.

~

This was originally posted here on September 24th 2011. (edited)

 

The dragon within

The dragon within us all
waits in heated remembrances
for us to call upon
when, in the winter of our times
we feel the need for a little warmth
a little protection
a little fire to harden the clay of resistance
against the ever-growing fear
of apprehension
and the anticipation of what is before us