Saturday, May 9, 2015

Trust and Try

fire burns within her bones
but she keeps putting it out
turning over the ashes
from childhood doubts

left to her own defenses
she swirled deeper into darkness
deeming herself unloveable
insignificant and worthless

nearing the age of fifty
she desperately wants out
she pounds on the edge of light
but no one hears her shouts

she pushes and she struggles
but nothing seems to give
and she wonders if she'll ever
learn how to live

to dance and sing
and smile and praise
to get outside
of this lonely cage

the gate is open
all she has to do is fly
spread her wings
trust and try

to fly


Pulling Threads :: The Boarder

Sometime between elementary and my middle-school-age years we had a boarder. The Colton's lived down the street. Mrs. Colton would s...