Inked with Love

To Conquer Fear (poem)

Jan
14

This is the year to conquer fear
To face the light with steady sight
To year and desire with burning fire
To stake firm claim upon your name
To hold to hope like knot to a rope
To rise in song, so bold, so strong

escape (poem)

Jan
12

Words do not escape my brain
You blame me for it, and I say
Less and less; the years roll on
Swallow whispers, then they’re gone

pass the pain (poem)

Jan
06

pass the pain from my soul
like rocks in the river water, harsh and white
through narrow canyon walls
too high to climb

tiptoes (poem)

Jan
02

dancing on my tiptoes
to the edge of some horizon
spilling into heaven
imagination’s flight

Brand New Year (poem)

Jan
02

Good morning to a brand new year
Welcome hope and let go fear
‘Round and ’round the bend we go
Anticipating the unknown

burden (poem)

Aug
16

we are tired
of the heavy places,
the deep tirades,
required graces,
every word
you ever spoke
from the day
my eyes awoke

this too (poem)

Aug
15

this too shall pass
even this
tomorrow it
will not be missed

(for me)

Aug
15

broken eggshells
my heart
emptiness inside

where I’ve been (poem)

Aug
15

tell me where I’ve been
I’ve been hiding out for a while
hiding in the bottom
of my quiet, shivering heart
tell me what to say
what you will believe
I promise nothing but
an ever tighter weave

running like a mind (poem)

Aug
15

there’s water under the bridge
it’s running like a mind
ahead of the briar thorns
of memory in my spine
there’s water under the bridge
it’s drowning like a lie
beneath relentless truth
when nothing left can hide