Category poetry

Motherhood

It happens like a kind of Dying. Head over porcelain, world spinning. Two lines and excitement and terror. It happens like a kind of Living. Tiny heartbeat, little body wriggling. Movement and growing and just knowing. It happens like a kind of Dying. Tightening, sweating and moaning, and fear. How much more? and how long? […]

All in the Waiting

But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting. T.S. Eliot I believe our knowledge of history matters. Following the thread of humanity over time tends to illuminate our real nature doing away with our humanistic optimism. It’s disillusioning at first: recounting the wars, the vast errors and evils across […]

Dear Death,

Recently our family lost our infant niece. We’re grieving in our home, and seeking to put our own anxieties of the future to rest, but perhaps what is the most challenging, is knowing that the grief we feel, the tears we’ve cried, and the lingering sorrow, are but a drop of the ocean of sorrow and anxieties her […]

Just Remember: A Christmas Poem

Sunday marked the beginning of Advent: the season set aside to mark the coming of Christ leading us into Christmas day, where we remember the moment that God entered humanity. If we aren’t careful and intentional though, we’ll completely miss the season. We tend to spend our time focusing on all the wrong things at Christmas time. […]

A Poem for Marriage at the “7 Year Itch”

There is a rather unfortunate phrase regarding the 7th year of marriage, it is known as the “7 Year Itch; it is the theorized point where the “honeymoon phase” has worn off at which point husband or wife become dissatisfied and their happiness within marriage supposedly begins to decline, often resulting in one or both parties […]