Who You Are

 Drew Hays
Picture By: Drew Hays

Why do you hide?
You say, “I’m such a mistake.”
Who told you that lie?
You just went and cried.
I asked why you were a mistake.
You named everything you didn’t possess,
So I told you being true was better than being fake.
But still you chased worldly success.
I wondered why money would fix you.
“Then I could have everything,” you reprove.
But you’re lying, your words aren’t true:
Money can’t buy you love.
I asked you if you wanted to be content.
“Yes,” you said, in awe.
So I told you how to live without regret:
Just be who you are.
Stop hiding.
Stop chasing money.
Stop lying.
Start believing.


Phone Line

In the Mountains by Alexandr Schwarz
Picture Taken By: Alexandr Schwarz

Millions of times, I’ve wished heaven had a phone line.

I guess, then, everything would feel fine.

‘Cause to hear your voice one more time would

Heal every wound overnight.

And even though they told me,

Every once in a while – I wonder if you’re truly free.

Longing for you has put this whole in my heart,

Just know I wish we never had to part.

All the time I wish you were still here,

‘Cause then you wouldn’t be there – I

Keep telling myself I’m alright, but

Soon I know I’ll give up the fight.

Over time, I felt this heaviness.

Now all I feel is emptiness.

Christmas Is

Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas is a cornucopia of peppermint drops,

And little toy gumdrops.

It is a museum of frosted windows

And red and green rainbows.

It is for lovers,

And significant others.

It is a collection of gingerbread cookies,

Patterned presents and white skies.

It is a cup of hot chocolate,

A snowy day that makes you late.

Christmas is so many things,

But only because of Who it brings.

A Daughter’s Voice

departure by vo minh thong
Picture Taken By: Vo Minh Thong

Father, don’t you understand?

I’ve got to leave.

My dreams call me to a different land,

I’ll be alright, just believe.

We all have to grow up, see?

You did it first, and now it’s me.

Papa, I’ll make you proud.

And your sorrow will pass like a cloud and

One day I’ll be back to you,

If only you’ll believe.

Daily Tip: Day 34: Good Reads… Seriously

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Daily Tip: Find some good reads and sit down.  It’ll make your day.

So I recently checked out the top five books on the New York Times Bestselling list in the YA section (for the week of May 18, 2014) they go as follows: The Fault in Our Stars (John Green), The Book Thief (Markus Zusak), Looking For Alaska (John Green), Paper Towns (John Green) and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs).

Also, if you like a different flare of book.  Try the following: Even Now (Karen Kingsbury), A Mother’s Secret (Amy Clipston), Bridge to Haven (Francine Rivers), Black (Ted DeKker), Carolina Gold (Dorothy Love).

There are always classics too… never forget them!

But, either way, go and find a good read.  Sit down and pick up a small book so that you can expand into your big world…

The Truth

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Your past is dark – like a flower at midnight.

But the moon will shine.

And at the height

Of the darkness: you’ll find a lifeline.

The truth is all things come to an end.

Even good things, even hard things,

Even the old and the trend.

Yes, the truth is, your heartstrings

Will be pulled: but never torn.

Like a forest in the middle of spring,

Something beautiful will be born.

The darkness will flee when you bring

The truth.

Because the truth is: a flower at midnight

Casts a shadow.

And that shadow cannot exist without a light.