Tag Archives: Healing

Monsters and Fathers

He speaks like an exploding dictionary, Picking out the meanest words, Arranging them In the worst order. Prides himself on dumb. Smart Is for “college boys.” And “he ain’t no college boy.” I can still hear him Echoing through my mind … Continue reading

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The Point of Honesty

“When I learned to love myself, to accept all the broken parts, the ghosts of my past could no longer bind me; could no longer hold me in so much stagnant water. I was at last free.” -Basil Fish It … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Gripped Heart in a Sea of Green

I walked passed that field nearly every day. It was a wild patch of land surrounded by growing housing developments, apartment complexes, and an ugly mint green retirement home. I often wondered what kind of magic inhabited the land to … Continue reading

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To Write is to Heal

It’s about storytelling. Crafting beautiful lies on a foundation of honesty to reveal magnificent truth. But also, it is about healing. Tending to open wounds and hungry demons. It is about keeping ghost and shadows in their proper place; in … Continue reading

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Running With Fire

I’ve found spiritual octaves in the tones of my voice. Love and forgiveness, Have a way of harmonizing with kindness Better than the bumps and bruises Healing in my throat. I’ve sheathed blades flashed in my anger. Put away the arrows … Continue reading

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To Pray For Those I’d Rather Not

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.” -Jesus Christ, Luke 6:27-28 These are hard words. But… Several weeks ago, … Continue reading

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Shattering Cycles

Love, From the onset I was told that I had to love them. They were family. Their love was unconditional On the condition that I looked like them. But I was an odd duck in skin that didn’t fit right. … Continue reading

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The Act of Making Love with the Dead

When I was in high school I wrote a four-page hand-written poem about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was written as an epic battle between God and Satan over the souls of men. Very Joseph Campbell collides … Continue reading

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Dearest Wife

Dearest Wife, You speak in touch. A love language capturing; drawing me closer, breaking me down, melting my cold. It is healing – freeing me of the bondage by which I have been long ensnared. But too, it carries the … Continue reading

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What You Taught, But What I’ve Learned

Forgiveness is something sought; asked for. You told me it was something I had to give regardless of whether or not the offender wanted it, or believed they even needed it. It set up a system in which perpetrators could … Continue reading

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The Guide in the Dark

It’s a sword Drawn in the dark A spark To ignite a flame Fire to guide you To awaken The limitless power of you. I Have traveled as far As I ought go. I’ve seen The faintest glow of the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Quiet

I feel like part of me is missing; Like I’ve been lost; Wandering in a fog. This tree Looks both familiar And completely out of place. I’ve been here before. White coats, Pills, World changing shifts Fucking up familiar environments. … Continue reading

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Trying to Write – Journal Confessions

I’m trying to write, and it is so hard to concentrate. Hospital visits, medical appointments, breakdowns, mind numbing medication, and conversations with specialist whirl about and replay in my head. I just feel so numb right now. Distant. Distracted. Disassociated. … Continue reading

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Eccedentesiast

A sorrow so deep; Perpetual wounds Calling for the end With sweet Siren allure. Hidden Behind the false bright Of our forced and fractured grins. We fear To speak the pain; Fear You won’t love us if we did. Fear … Continue reading

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When I Didn’t Make Much of You…

When I didn’t make much of you;When I could no longer hide the bruises;When I refused to pretend the cracks in my skin were shadows,Instead of pointing to your cross,You threw stones.You made these bonesA home for guilt,And a place … Continue reading

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