Long Hike Up A Mountain

Waking up feels like the start Of a long hike up a mountain On days I am able to make it to the top I search for hope to fill┬ámy wagon Though I always come back empty No matter how much I have gathered To stock up for days I can’t climb None of the…

The Water Runs

The water runs cold or freezing Though seconds ago it burned I just want something to soothe me What a strange lesson to learn The water runs cold or freezing The pipes refuse to pour Anything other than the harsh truth That the world is not always warm SWD 04/2019


Silence used to scare me And the way it can fill a room But as my head sinks into the bath The water plugs my ears Surrounding sounds are suppressed And my malicious mind is muffled I realise silence is all I’ve wanted SWD 04/2019

4 Minutes

8:15am Questions set before me “In the past few weeks, have you wished you were dead?” Rolls off my tongue but litters my head Anxiously awaiting an answer   “Yes.” Breathe Move on   We’ve all asked ourselves this one “Have you wished you were never born?” With only few years lived They still said…

Wondering and Wandering

Your mind my wonder And sometimes even wander But don’t go too far It is easy to Get lost and lose sight of the Place where you began But that doesn’t mean You must give up adventure Just go holding hands SWD 04/2019

Meditation Mantra

In through your nose Out through your mouth Feel the rise and fall of your chest Focus on breathing Don’t get lost in thoughts Let your mind and body rest SWD 01/2018

Nylon Rope

Above my head Like a clever joke Hanging limply Was a nylon rope Out the window Like a bird set free My hope had flown And abandoned me Out of the blue Like a miracle Advice you gave Was empirical I heard your words “Friend, please stay alive” Then tied that noose Around my mind…

Treading Water

Life is an ever expanding body of water Everyone is treading to keep afloat Some sink themselves with the baggage they tied to their ankles After gasping so long for hope Many are stripped of their chances to see how long they can swim By unforeseeable waves and creatures lurking in the deep Others continue…

I came out today

I came out today Peeked my head from the closet Where I hung my doubts Like warm winter coats Worn when the world seemed cold, then I stepped out today Faced the frigid air Without any protection And then closed the door The sting of the wind Subsided and Spring sprung when I came out…