Sacrificial Salvation

Much has been sacrificed
for you to find salvation.
Hope salvaged in savages.
Salvation comes at the end
of work and sacrifice. Ice
melts as the fire stays lit.
The ground that you walk
on is no place to sit. Foot –
prints remind you to look
behind you and remember
how fires start from ember.
Sanity, time, and stability
has been sacrificed just for
us to play nice – to be nice.
The life we choose to live
has been a gift from those
who did nothing but give.
Life can be given, taken,
and mistaken. Sacrifice
what you must and trust
you find your salvation,
so those after us can do
the same to fan the flame.



Frozen Roses

It can be a cold world.
I don’t have to tell you
that. We know this.
Events, people, places
can stop us in our tracks.
It can get chilly. Life can
freeze almost all things:
just not time. Not this
time. We must carry
the warmth needed
to keep us heated.
We must survive this
snowstorm that keeps
most frozen. Pedals
from your frozen roses
remind me to find truth –
to remain warm: alive.
Your frozen roses remind
me to search and find
love I have left behind.

25

Today, I turn 25. Dang,
where has the time gone?
I have learned how to
write, sing, love, and live
in 25 different ways.
25. What a good number.
I’m blessed to see another
day or even year. I feel
fine like a sun that shines.
I must be growing. I must
be learning more. I’m 25%
sure that I’m still loading.
In this life, I give thanks
to all that I love. I’ll push
on to feel alive at age 25.

Forever Thankful

How can I ever express

How much I appreciate

You and all that you do.

There’s no way to say

How much you impact

My day. Never go away.

I say thanks. Thank you

For being yourself.

I just wish you knew

How much you’ve helped.

I’m forever thankful

For your soul and spirit.

I forever say thanks,

Hoping you hear it.

Life, Love, and All Of The Above

Love life and its light.

Love life alright.

Live, laugh, and love.

Leave nothing.

Be something.

All the Above.

Be alive,

don’t break stride.

Push through.

You never knew

what you could do.

Smile, cry, and love.

Practice all of the above.

Be what you weren’t

yesterday.

Don’t forget to love.

Enjoy life.

Enjoy the journey.

Start your fire

And watch it burn.

Enjoy the flame.

Be glad you came.

Live, Live, and Live.

Be happy.

Love from the core.

Do all of the above

And nothing more.