Stitches

My clothes have looked ripped,
torn, and haggard from the day
I was born. I didn’t think they
were worn down until they were
handed down. Despite the dirt,
I saw clearly. I got clothes yearly
at Goodwill, thrift stores: clearly.
I have fallen, tripped, and ripped
my clothes. It’s the way it goes.
Instead of feeling bad for myself,
I slowly got up looking for help.
It didn’t take long before I found
a queen without the silly crown.
She was happy to show me around.
Within days, I learned how to sew.
With learning to sew, I learned how
to heal. Each time I fall, I recall many
lessons that lessen the hurt and pain.
When I fall, I know my wounds will
heal and my clothes can be stitched.
When there is nothing left but love,
that’s when my life’s been enriched.

Life is _____

Life is
what you want
it to be.
Life is
pain. Somedays,
life is
great. Life is
life. I can’t
tell you what
life means.
I just hope
to climb
life’s rope.
Life is
hard. Life is
full of surprises
with many
sunrises. Life is
us. We are
life. We are
spirits
carrying light.

Ugly Sweater

Reap what you sow. Live life
and be the light. Tonight,
sow a new sweater. The one
you are wearing now
is ugly and doesn’t fit you.
Let’s sow a new sweater.
This new one will represent
a new start to a happy life.
Each thread and fiber
in your new sweater
will make you feel better.
Reap what you sow; maybe,
it’ll be the beauty that shows.

Love is

Love is in the air; I can feel it.
Something tells me good things
are coming. We can create a life
that consist of mostly sunny days
and starry nights. Love is the answer
to our questions. Love is a knife
that cuts tension. Our love will last
to our future from our past.
Love is rooted in love. Love me
as I love you. Love endlessly
for love is vast. Love is us. We
can never love too much. Trust.

Spotlight

Sun rays glistened on the water

In front of hundreds of eyes,

Yet thousands choose to wander

In empty bodies still not prized.

On-lookers seldom rest for no reason

Except to expect the next rise.

No matter, sunshine abides every season,

So, believe in the light to see what may lie.

Ahead, darkness grows without remorse,

Creeping into clear and spotless minds

As spotlights follow those feeling worse

They Provide sun during dark times.