|Author of "The Raven Flies at Midnight", describes heartbreak, love and self awareness-Amazon worldwide IG:blackbird.poet|
When I look in the mirror, I see.....someone I used to not recognize. Someone I didn’t want to see looking back at me. I grew old and wondered where the years had gone.
And one day, I realized how wrong I was for not recognizing the strong, beautiful, woman I had become. Yes, the years had added more wrinkles on my face, but they also added so much character, so much grace.
The years of fighting for my family to stay together have given me a sense of purpose. The years I’ve taken care of my kids, worrying about them being alone because I had to go back to work, the years of trying to make my marriage work. All those years have given me an unbreakable sense of being. I know now I...
Dear love, dear friend, dear soulmate,
I never felt comfort in my own skin. This body felt foreign too often, until you taught me how to love myself.
Dear Lettrs Family,
I’m back! It’s been a tough few months. Well, it’s been a tough few years actually, it just all came crashing down on me at once. So, I took some time to recoup and get back into living.
I appreciate you all so much.
When you went away, I had time to dig. And what I found, was a part of me I had forgotten under the stuff piled on over the years. Getting lost in you was easy to do.
Value yourself, your opinions and don’t bend your rules for anyone. Stay strong and have a voice that’s respected, not ignored.
I dreamt about you last night as if nothing had happened and daily exchanges were normal. My soul smiled so big, it radiated my entire being.
I’ve written you into every piece and now there’s no room for me to grow.
I know there are days you can’t fathom loving yourself, but I’ll be here, by your side, coaching you, supporting you and loving all the parts of you that you want to hide.
I fell in love with your soul and in order to turn that switch off would mean dimming a part of me.
My heart and mind decided to disagree and now, I have nothing to say.
If the person you are with isn't everything you've been searching for, then don't spend your time making them feel like they're nothing.
I’ll be on a hiatus. I have to be honest that finding inspiration for words has been very difficult. At this point in time, my life seems full of joys and sadness all mixed up.
Be back soon.
Place my hand on your heart so that I may hear every beat. I want to know how fast it races when I'm caressing you.
Only my heart now cries the tears that my eyes cannot. That well dried up long ago.
I don't run just to improve my health. I do it to shut off the voices that consume my mind all day. I exhaust them so I can be free.
We’re all rushing to get somewhere. Rushing to grow up, rushing to make money, rushing to find love. It shouldn’t always be about getting to our next destination. Instead, we can make stops along the way, live in the moments. Maybe we would’ve be rushing our lives away.
They said our love would never last and I do not care that we proved them wrong, only that they don't matter anymore.
My calloused heart wasn't beating the way it used to. But you turned that around in ways I can't explain. Maybe it was the way your eyes looked at me with promise.
I've always had the light out for you so that you may find your way home, but the lost cannot be persuaded to come out of the darkness.
Some are carrying their past in a backpack allowing it to torment them. While others are dragging the immense weight but don't allow it to spill out.
My heart beats to the rhythm of your music, because only you know how to play our favorite song.
I’m thankful for having the opportunity to know what true love feels like, smells like, looks like. And my biggest fear would be that I would die without that love by my side, not alone, but without him. I’ve never been afraid of being alone, of taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, changing the light bulb or managing life. It’s experiencing a new venue without you and how your eyes light up when you see a spectacular view from a mountain.
I’m afraid of never smelling your scent when I lie on your chest to watch our favorite show.
I’m afraid I’ll never hear you say how much I matter in your life as your eyes glisten with hope.
Even when I try desperately to reign in my emotions, they still get the better of me. I feel defeated by my own mind when I lack control.
No matter how many times he says I love you, it will not compare to the way he holds my gaze, capturing every thought, without saying a word.
My whole life I have wandered around with baggage, unable to unpack for fear I will undoubtedly leave a piece behind, but with you, I didn’t feel the need to carry it anymore. Until you proved me wrong, yet again.
I still remember everything about that night. And how he kissed me under the full moon for the first time. It felt like that fullness within was going to erupt.
She may be ordinary from a glance but there is depth beyond her hazel eyes that carry unwanted memories. Beyond her unruly hair that is kept together in a bun. Beyond her delicate mouth that is home to a sharp tongue. And beyond her small frame that does not make her feel whole.