Some women don’t allow themselves to be vulnerable anymore,


to protect themselves

from being wounded again.


to build their own light,

to pull down stars

to shape the sun

and begin again.


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Step by Step Getting Stronger


The mist of who we were giving way, burned by the sun

making room for the vision of who we are,

who we believe we will be,

who we were meant to be,

step by step getting stronger

and stronger still.

Yes we are ready now,

for 2019.


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Every human heart longs for the flow of both peace and strength


so we can fill our wings

refusing our own rubble

completely overwhelming

the weakened ruins

of our world.

And then,

and then my friend

we will see the changes we need,

our rivers together

so glorious.

Protect your heart

until then.


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Choosing instead the spark she rekindled

he carried the healing wherever he went,

refusing the minuscule, hapless help

of tin soldiers marching

along white picket fences,

he was bolder now.

He decided they needed the help of the heavenly warriors, more pure

than false promises

and false visions of paradise.

So he simply embraced her

whenever she was down

whenever she was afraid.

And he prayed for the sound of wings

to cover them…..

once again.


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