When sunflowers are young,

they face towards the sun

and follow it throughout the day.

Even only cloudy days,

they move their blooms,

searching for sunshine.

When I was young,

I faced the sun.

and looked to it for happiness.

I had many cloudy days,

where I couldn’t find sunshine,

but I found you instead.

Fork in the Road

Sometimes when you are at

a fork in the road of life,

you choose the wrong path.

Of course at the time,

you don’t know this

(Or maybe you do,

I’m not one to judge).

It’s usually much later

when its way too late to go back

and you’ve done irreversible damage

that you stop and think

“Well shit. I’ve really done it now.”

Sometimes you get fortunate

and can tread you own, new path

to avoid the problems

that you almost walked into.

However, you can’t expect a

“T” intersection to appear

and magically take you back

to what could have once been.

Sometimes you have to accept

that your life has changed

and you can’t have your dreams.

You have to make new ones.

And yeah….it fucking sucks.

Music in a Storm

Life is trying to listen to music

to drown out feelings

in the middle of the thunderstorm.

AS the storm gets closer and louder

you turn up the music

to try and drown it out.

It isn’t necessarily safe

and may make you feel better,

for the time being.

But in the end, you know,

the storm will end and so will the song.

so where does that leave you?

Sparks of Joy

Cookies fresh out of the oven

Sunshine warming the skin

unexpected flowers in full bloom

bubbles on my skin

A fully intact seashell

hush puppies that are still warm

a baby’s unexpected giggle

the silence after a good song

surprise phone calls just because

coffee at just the right temperature

fluffy snowflakes falling in slowmotion

constellations in the sky

fireflies lighting up just past dusk

hugs that last a second longer

unexpected reminders that I am loved.

When I Look at My Life

When I look at my life,

I often don’t like what I see.

I’m overweight, in debt, stressed,

not as happy as I could be.

When I look at my life,

I often feel despair.

No matter how hard I work- I lose.

It just never seems to be fair.

When I look at my life,

I often feel discouraged and lost.

I might get somewhere if I give my all,

but that is quite a heavy cost.

When I look at my life though,

I often catch a tiny blink

of what I could be

if I slow myself down and think.

When I look at my life,

someday, somehow, someway

I want to look and be able to say

I’m glad I didn’t throw it all away.