Ray of Sunshine

Sometimes I like to believe

that I am a ray of sunshine,

trying to bring light and joy

to a world that desperately needs it.

Sometimes my shine gets blocked

by a pesky little cloud

or even a dark, earth-shaking storm

but it is important to remember

that through it all,

I am still trying to shine through it.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of that too.

I Tell Myself

I tell myself

not to worry;

everything will be fine.

But my anxiety doesn’t listen.

 

I tell myself

let them be negative.

You can still be positive.

But my anxiety doesn’t listen.

 

I tell myself

their words have no power

unless I give it to them.

But my anxiety doesn’t listen.

I tell myself

to ignore their drama;

Don’t let it affect you.

But my anxiety doesn’t listen.

 

I tell myself

to just let it go;

Move on with your life.

But my anxiety doesn’t listen.

Dawning Day

These days, I seem to be falling apart.

My leg, my arm, and now my heart.

Just when everything seems to fall in place,

It explodes right up in your face.

You think that you have it all,

But you’ve really been set up to fall.

It feels like the world has come to an end,

But I realize my wounds will mend.

I’ll stand up and be on my way,

Going forward into the dawning day.