First Love – A Poem

Return, my heart, to the One who loved you first, Who filled your lungs and quenched your thirst For life, for love, for glorious joy. Reclaim what darkness dared destroy, Step out, be bold, behold the sun, Let light step in and pain be gone.      

What are you waiting for?

Hey you. Yes, you. The one who keeps holding onto the past, remembering every single mistake you made, and every single tear you’ve shed over someone else’s. Aren’t you tired of holding onto that hurt? Don’t you want to let it go? You do. Of course, you do. It’s all you can think about –…

Shadows – A Poem

Shadows are friendly beings They make no sound, and only appear in the presence of light But follow you around ’til you’ve grown sick with delight  

Living the Teen Dream?

When I was a teen, I had the craziest idea: what if I joined a rock band? As silly as it seems, it was a thought I often entertained. Day after day, I fed my fantasies with large doses of the music of Three Days Grace, Thousand Foot Krutch, Flyleaf, and Nirvana, often drifting into…

Hero – A Short Story

Standing on the sidewalk sipping on a bottle on diet coke was the most beautiful woman I had ever laid eyes on. Clothed in leather boots, skin-tight jeans, and a tank top, she was what the people in Itowah called, “trouble.” I could have heeded to their warning; I was old enough to know better…

“Friends” – A Poem

We started off as friends I had my eye on someone But saw, through a broken lens, What we were and could become Left the other behind To make room for you Then my eyes went blind And my heart bled for two You were a dream My solace, my king And I, your queen,…

300 & Counting

I am proud to say that, as of today, three hundred people follow this blog, and I cannot even begin to say express how grateful I am for that. From regular supporters to the silent sleepers, I can honestly say that I appreciate you all. And to celebrate your presence, I’d like to dedicate a…

Death in a Memory – A Poem

I am alone now, again A ghost, my only friend No rainbows ’round the bend For my love, Pain, has no end He sings sweetly, softly, in my ear Of all we’d be; no doubt, no fear My ache, my kryptonite, my tragedy A soul; a death in a memory

It’s Okay to Cry.

Be happy! Smile more! Think positive! Experiencing sadness can feel like a crime in a happy-go-lucky world, where any sign of discontentment is met with comments like the ones above. These words, uttered with good intent, to a sad soul, only sound about as ridiculous as saying, “I command you to be happy!” But happiness…

First – A Minific Story

For most people, love appears in the most extraordinarily ordinary ways. Sometimes, a woman meets a man at a café, has a long conservation about some movie they both coincidentally watched the other day, and suddenly, they’re in love. Other times, after many heartbreaks, a man or woman settles with an old companion who he…