Solid Rock (Poetry Block 2)

Looking for a balance

Or something that makes sense

Tired of that emotion

That fills up on emptiness

It’s hard to find solutions

When you keep on getting caught

The next few days may look dreary

But your faith will not

Certain ground may be unstable

Enemies and obstacles will knock

But you always stand as the strong one

Standing with two feet on solid rock


Poet’s Thoughts:

We all fall at one point, sometimes we stay down and out, especially when everything hits us all at once. But this poem offers hope that no matter what we face, no matter how hard we’re hit, we can handle it. And…we’re going to come out on top!

Contain the Violence (Poetry Block 1)

Hands that form fists

Punch out unwanted reflections

The desire to keep going

Is hatred feeding obsession

But an inner voice screams

Pausing the body for a moment

It’s not worth the pain

If you breathe and don’t take it slowly

Contain the violence

And cage your inner demons

Pray on your knees

And let good fill your spirits

In the unknown

Something beautiful always grows

Look up love

And the best will surely follow


Poet’s Thoughts: 

For some of us, our bad days are far more worse than others. This particular poem explains one of my bad days. This is one of many poems that expresses how it is easier for me to externalize physical pain instead of handling the emotional pain. And when I mean “externalizing physical pain”, I mean hurting myself physically. It was just something I could handle easier. But, like it says at the end, “look up love, and the best will surely follow”. When I find a moment to breathe, to collect my thoughts positively, I realize I’m going to be okay.