One Hard Look at..

The Rope

I can't even begin to tell you how many relationships I have been in where I held on to hope with all my might until it was clear there was no cavalry coming to save the relationship. So I stayed down in that well of hope, expecting that one day I would be lifted out and my expectations would become a reality. Let me tell you, that rarely happens. Yet I still never give up hope. I think hope is crucial to success and happiness. As long as two people have hope, anything ca

In Heaven

True story. 😇 . . . #heaven #kidssaythedarndestthings #kids #parenting #originalpoem #poetsofinstagram #poetsofig #poetryslam #communityofpoetry #poetry #poetsandwriters #faith #pureimagination #believe #dreams #fantasy #reallife #realconversation #happyfriday #friyay #outofthemouthofbabes #sixyearsold #learntofly #spirituality #creativity #myheart #love #relationships #family #parenthood

With You

When you can look me in the eye And tell me you are happy, When you can say a real goodbye Instead of silently walking away, When you can speak your truth Without defense, Without cover ups and distractions, When you can do all these things, That's when I will stop loving you. Since that will never happen, You know where my love will be. ##originalpoem #creativespace #love #relationships

My Valentine

Smoking meat Treasure hunting Giant bubbles Football punting Milky way Frozen nights Camping when the time's not right Nerf gun wars Crazy dreams Chocolate cake Tickle screams Burping contests Basketball Are why I love you most of all. Kites and fishing Homemade clay Drones and stones And baseball days Holidays and barbecues Are all I need to fight the blues. I wish to you a happy day To my Valentine, my boo, my bae. #ValentinesDay #love #marriage #relationships #family #pare

The Man with the Italian Sock

A little over eight years ago I was picking up my friend Jon*, from our friend Lisa's house. Lisa* had recently moved into a new house and she had a roommate; a guy around my age whom I had never met. I go to pick up Jon, who I had finally realized was never going to be interested in me as more than a friend despite months of a pseudo-relationship, and I meet this loud yet incredibly charming man lying in a recliner with his sock hanging off his foot. There was something a

Love & Codependency

As I am writing this, I am watching the 2009 movie, He's Just Not That Into You. It reminds me of something I've heard often over the years: when you first meet someone they usually tell you who they are. A lot of times we choose to ignore it. Especially women. We assume that people want to be their best self and so, of course, whatever undesirable quality they have is just temporary. If someone says they aren't interested in commitment but then they contact you regularl


Trapped inside with a floating shell around me All I feel is pounding in my brain Wrap me tight in the love that somehow found me It's the only thing that calms me when I wake Ringing in my ear with a weight upon my chest. It takes everything that's in me just to get dressed. Then a gentle voice breaks me of the thoughts that overtake me on this sunny day He wants to explore the world And I'm his one and only girl The only one who has his little heart today #Migraine #Chronic

A New Year, A New Change in Gear

2019 is fast approaching and I'm checking off a resolution a few days early. New Year, New Change in Gear 2018 was a doozy. I went into the year knowing it wouldn't be easy but I had no idea the challenges that lay ahead. You name it, I dealt with it. There is plenty of time to get into the nitty gritty but I would like to start by welcoming you to my blog. It's a new year, I've got new change in gear. I swear, I can see clear now the clouds disappeared. -Wyclef Jean, The

White Noise

I'm all out of fight..... I'm all out of fight. I'm done with the noise. It's drowning out logic With its deafening voice. None of it's true but I'm made to believe Letting go is the answer No more thank yous or please. Allowing the distant eyes and the pace That's full of friction from the internal race To quiet the noise that's inside of his head To lessen the pain from emotional dread Yet this way we suffer This way we yearn For the man who isn't here And who will never re


I didn't understand anything back then. My innocence seduced by the power of men. Their vulnerable looks and calculated touch Made me realize quickly how I didn't know much. This continued for decades though I claimed to be wise. Wrapped up in denial like a tightly-wrapped prize. A gift for somebody to claim for their own Less of me each time I took a new throne. Sitting next to my king I felt finally home. But I didn't know comfort was only on loan. The lying, the hiding, co