Waiting by the river

I’ve been throwing stones Waiting by the river Praying like a sinner Cause that’s what I am You can tell me that I’m healed That I’m washed in the blood Yet still I sun I wade out into the water Praying for a baptism Of the spirit Praying for the healing I so desperately wish […]

Golden Nightmares

What was once a golden dream Has turned into a golden nightmare Thoughts race through your head Was this really what I wanted Why did I ever want this When dreams become nightmares Hope is found wanting But hope never dies When nightmares become dreams Hope abounds And faith is restored Golden dreams Golden nightmares […]

The Power Of No

No is a powerful word It can be the proper answer To many questions Would you betray someone Would you cheat Would you lie Would you steal Will you go against your principles Some would say what you say yes to Makes you who you are I would argue the opposite What you say no […]

Gilded Cage

Do you live in a gilded cage What was once supposed to be the dream Became a golden nightmare When did the nightmare come to fruition When did the walls close in Did the paint flake off first Showing cold iron Instead of gold Was it the long nights and days Was it the chances […]


Are we destined For some greater purpose Are we predestined to something Are we creatures without agency Doomed to a future written long ago Or outside of time itself Are we destined to meet someone But we choose the wrong person How does predeterminism Coincide with free will How does my agency work with A […]

Dead Rose

Dead Rose Once so vibrant You stretched towards the sky Your petals spread wide But the world beat you down Now you’re downcast Facing the ground Your petals are falling But there’s hope yet I saw your petals fall Now I see you broken Just like me Now we’ve met again and I see Your […]


Tossed by the tempests of life A victim of storms I contrive So I go on pressing through the hurricane Through the tornado Looking for the eye of the storm For I find peace within A life I have lived I don’t care if people remember my name I have lived so let me die […]

The precipice

Feels like I’m on the edge now The edge of a precipice The edge of something great Or something horrible I can’t tell which I know how I got here But I don’t know Whether to take the plunge Or scramble back from the edge All below is shrouded with fog Could be just a […]

Breathe again

You’re reeling from the pain The loss of a friend The loss of a partner Of a parent The loss of something Just sit down Try to breathe Let the pain wash over in waves Let the grief consume If only for a moment If you deny it, it will consume you entirely Just breathe […]


When all of our flaws are laid out One by one We see the wonderful part of the mess That is us Our flaws are tied to us intrinsically Some of us wear our flaws on our sleeves Some of us bury them deep within The ground But we cannot separate Ourselves from  Them completely […]