Siren Whispers

Siren Song


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Purgatory Road

I’ve not been to Heaven or Hell,

but I’ve travelled this Purgatory Road

far too long.

No amount of prayers,

or repentance,

has eased my steps

along this blazing, dusty path.

My internal compass points a way

I no longer believe in.

The fragility of that arrow

mirroring the hope I’ve held close

for what seems the entirety of my life.

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Luminary

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Hope is a luminary 

she sets alight

frees into the night air

watching the light as it travels

following its path

believing in its brightness

finding the unexpected storm

that blows the flame out

in a single burst

casting her into darkness

leaving her to search

for that flicker

the hope that she had

a purity of faith

that would right her perspective

that would calm her soul

that would make her remember

and believe

that there is good that happens

after all

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Dawn

There is an unparalleled beauty

In the jewelled skies of sunset

As stunning as precious stones

In images that fill our senses

with splendor

at day’s end

but, in the dawn, I find the true treasure

in how the sun rises upon the horizon

each day

with hope

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Luminary

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Hope is a luminary 

she sets alight

and frees into the night air

watching the light as it travels

following its path

believing in its brightness

finding the unexpected storm

that blows the flame out

in a single burst

casting her into darkness

leaving her to search

for that flicker

the hope that she had

a purity of faith

that would right her perspective

that would calm her soul

that would make her remember

and believe

that there is good that happens

after all

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Photograph taken from Pinterest


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Sailing Under Unknown Stars

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Do You See Me?

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What do you see

When you look at me?

Do you see the determination

Behind the soft smile

Do you see the broken pieces

Desperately glued together

Do you see someone

Who will always find the good

No matter how hard

Or long

She has to look

Do you see the brave smile

Hiding the tears

That threaten to fall

Do you see someone

Who always tries to hope

To remain positive

Do you see me?

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A Year Ago

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A year ago I had a dream

A dream I had spent several years

Working tirelessly on

Nights, weekends

One that put my family’s needs behind my own

Behind my schooling and countless hours of work

One that I was certain would fulfill me

Complete me

Give me a purpose

A reason to be proud of myself

And I had been proud of myself

For three years I gave everything I had

I was a stellar student

Focused

Driven

In many cases

To distraction

For the first time in my life

I could see the rewards for hard work

For sacrifice

The rose was blooming

A glorious, vibrant color

Finally having what it needed

To live up to its potential

And then, just as suddenly, the bloom faded

The petals fell off the stem

The dream died.

This dream would have come to fruition this month

I would have had tangible proof

Of the sacrifices and hard work I endured

Instead, I am left with the vague disquiet

That comes with leaving a song unsung

Words unwritten

An accomplishment never realized.

Yet with that door closing

Another opened

It provided me with hope

With purpose

And it is to this new dream

That I cling

That I stroke

That I caress

For it gives me incentive

It gives me a challenge

It gives me

Me

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