Move Ahead Never Behind

Ahead the trees still call my name

Traces of my dreams they still remain

Behind is all that I have lost

Friends and family what a cost

Ahead is peaceful and so quiet

Never filled with chaos and riots

Behind is where I ran away

To places I never thought I’d stay

Ahead is the path of my choosing

I know I will never be losing

Behind it is time to shut the door

And forget the times I’d cry on the floor

Ahead it is time to take the path

And bask in the glow of the aftermath

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – ahead

Tranquility

I breathe deep
Clear my chaotic mind
Looking for some inner peace
Finding my calming center
One breath after another
Until the swirling thoughts go
And I can once again
Find harmony inside

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – center

Destination You

Too many white lines
Blur my vision
Coffee is in my veins
As I try to fuel myself
My grip on the wheel
Has become too tight
Traffic is lite at 4 am
Lulling me into weariness
But the highway before me
Is the road back home
Back to you
And much needed peace

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – highway

Live (FOWC)

Let me live
In a primitive hut
On a deserted island
Away from the past

Let me live
A day in peace
Folded into seclusion
Away from my demons

Let me live
In the silence of solitude
On a hope and a dream
Away from your grasp

Through my fears and pains
Losses and gains
Just let me live

 

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge – primitive

Panic To Peace

My anxiety hits.
My heart races.
My breathing is rapid.
The room is too small.
Everyone is staring.
I feel like I’m in a dim tunnel,
Then suddenly you are there,
Next to me to calm me.
You grasp my hand in yours,
I feel your strength.
You tell me to breathe,
“In and out,
In and out.”
You sit with me,
Speak calmly to me,
Understand me.
Your hand still wrapped around mine
You softly give me a squeeze
And whisper, “I love you.”
I can finally breathe easy.
My heart is calmer.
I have survived with help from you.
You make me complete.
You bring me peace.